Capitol Words a project of the Sunlight Foundation

  • and

federal employees

Occurrences over time

  • Embed Dark
  • Embed Light
  1. '96
  2. '98
  3. '00
  4. '02
  5. '04
  6. '06
  7. '08
  8. '10
  9. '12
  10. '14
  11. '16

Mentioned most often by

Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act June 21, 2016
Elijah Cummings, D-MD
"As my colleagues know, one of my top priorities as Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee is the protection of federal employees from discrimination and retaliation."
Inspector General Empowerment Act Of 2016 June 21, 2016
Mark Meadows, R-NC
"These are some of the problems that we are trying to address with the Inspector General Empowerment Act. The bill we are considering today will make the IGs even more effective by allowing them to follow the facts where they lead. For years, the IGs have asked us to extend to them the authority to issue subpoenas to get answers from government contractors and former Federal employees."
National Defense Authorization Bill June 14, 2016
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"My concerns are not limited to Guantanamo Bay and FOIA. The bill also includes massive changes to our military’s procurement and management systems, rolling back reforms that have been in place since Goldwater-Nichols and putting at risk Federal employees and businesses that sell to the Department. These specific sections include the elimination of the office that coordinates major acquisitions, separating development of new technology and plans for its long-term sustainment. The changes have been promoted under the guise of saving money and reducing bloated command structures, when they in fact only confuse an already complex process and will likely result in needless future waste."
Foia Improvement Act Of 2016 June 13, 2016
Mark Meadows, R-NC
"I would like to take a moment to thank the hardworking Federal employees who serve as FOIA officers. They are dedicated professionals who care about making FOIA work."
Administrative Leave Reform Act April 26, 2016
Jason Chaffetz, R-UT
"Mr. Speaker, I move that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 4359) to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that Federal employees may not be placed on administrative leave for more than 14 days during any year for misconduct or poor performance, and for other purposes, as amended."

Popularity by state

Popularity by party