Category Archives: Labor

H.R.657 – Follow the Rules Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.657 – Follow the Rules Act Brief – “H.R. 657, the Follow the Rules Act, clarifies that the prohibition against certain personnel actions includes personnel actions taken against any employee or applicant for employment for refusing to obey an order that would violate a rule or regulation.” “H.R. […]

H.R.1695 – Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2016 H.R.1695 – Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to provide additional responsibilities for the Registers of Copyrights and for other purposes. The bill requires that ‘The Register of Copyrights shall be a citizen of the United States with a professional […]

H.R.1259 – VA Accountability First Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1259 – VA Accountability First Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would ‘would provide the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the authority to expeditiously remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee, including Senior Executive Service (SES) employees, based on performance or misconduct. It […]

H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains its intent “To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from […]

H.J.Res.83 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness”

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.J.Res.83 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness” Brief – “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in […]

H.R.974 – BRAVE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.R.974 – BRAVE Act Brief – “This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give preference to offerors based on the percentage of the offeror’s full-time employees who are veterans. “The VA is authorized to […]

H.R.244 – HIRE Vets Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.R.244 – HIRE Vets Act Brief – The bill would ‘encourage effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual presidential awards to private sector employers recognizing such efforts, and for other purposes.’ To […]

H.J.Res.67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.J.Res.67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. Brief – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. […]