Category Archives: Labor

H.R.4924 – To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including protections against sexual harassment, and for other purposes

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.4924 – To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including […]

H.R.4258 – Family Self-Sufficiency Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.4258 – Family Self-Sufficiency Act Brief – HR 4258 would relieve the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) administrative and regulatory burdens to administer the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program by combining the two separate FSS programs into one program. In addition, the bill seeks to broaden the […]

S.1393 – Jobs for Our Heroes Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 S.1393 – Jobs for Our Heroes Act Brief – S 1393 allows individuals who have experience in driving vehicles similar to a commercial motor vehicle while serving in the Armed Forces or reserves to apply for an exemption from all or a portion of federal commercial motor vehicle […]

H.R.4254 – Women in Aerospace Education Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.4254 – Women in Aerospace Education Act Brief – “HR 4254 amends the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage eligible entities that administer a fellowship program using grant funds awarded on or after October 1, 2018, under the […]

H.R.3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3979 is to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System. “H.R. 3979 would authorize the appropriation of […]

H.R.4171 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.4171 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes. Brief – “H.R. 4171 would extend the authority to conduct two telework programs for federal workers until December 31, 2020. One is for the […]

H.R.3731 – Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 8, 2017 H.R.3731 – Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017 Brief – HR 3731 provides overtime pay for employees of the United States Secret Service protective services through 2018. Not later than January 30, 2018, and January 30, 2019, the Director of the Secret Service shall submit to […]

H.Res.630 – Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.Res.630 – Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes. Brief – HRES 630 requires each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives […]

H.R.4182 – EQUALS Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.4182 – EQUALS Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 4182 would extend the probationary period for members of the senior executive service from one year to two years and would require a probationary period of at least two years for most members of the civil service. The bill […]

H.R.3441 – Save Local Business Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3441 – Save Local Business Act Brief – H.R. 3441 amends the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to allow two or more employers to be considered joint employers only if each shares and exercises actual, direct, and immediate control over essential terms and conditions […]