Category Archives: General Government

H.R.4174 – Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.4174 – Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4174 amends titles 5 and 44, United States Code, to require Federal evaluation activities, improve Federal data management. TITLE I—FEDERAL EVIDENCE-BUILDING ACTIVITIES Not later than the first Monday in February of each year, the head of […]

H.R.3071 – Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.3071 – Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 3071 ‘with respect to any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition conducted on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the head of each executive agency shall […]

H.R.469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 27, 2017 H.R.469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 Brief – “This bill establishes public notice and comment procedures and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or unreasonably delaying an […]

S.585 – Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 S.585 – Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Brief – ‘S. 585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, provides additional protections to Federal employees who are retaliated against for disclosing waste, fraud, or abuse in the Federal Government. Additionally, the bill directs the […]

H.R.2229 – All Circuit Review Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2229 – All Circuit Review Act Brief – This bill makes permanent the authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers. The Merit System Protection Board hears whistleblower complaints against the federal government. The bill would permanently extend the authority for federal […]

H.R.2196 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2196 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients Brief – ‘The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) hears claims against federal agencies brought by whistleblowers. Expanding the scope of the protections to include additional supervisors could increase the number […]

H.R.378 – Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.378 – Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2017 Brief – HR 378 would amend title 5, United States Code, to enhance the authority under which Federal agencies may pay cash awards to employees for making cost saving disclosures, and for other purposes. The cost savings would come from […]

S.1141 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 S.1141 – Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 Brief –     The purpose of S. 1141 is to ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. To that end the bill […]

H.R.3219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 Brief – The bill provide appropriations for most military functions of the Department of Defense. The defense provisions in Division A do not provide appropriations for military construction, military family housing, civil defense, and military nuclear warheads, for which requirements […]

H.R.702 – Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.702 – Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2017 Brief – ‘H.R. 702, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017, amends the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Equal Employment Opportunity protections for federal employees.’ ‘The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation […]