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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Introduction Of A Bill To Clarify Certain Due Process Rights Of Federal Employees Serving In Sensitive Positions February 1, 2016
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Mr. Speaker, today, as hundreds of thousands of our federal workers face uncertainty in wages and work, I rise along with my House colleague Robert J. Wittman to introduce a bill to clarify certain due process rights of federal employees serving in sensitive positions. Our bill would overturn an unprecedented federal court decision, Kaplan v. Conyers and MSPB, which stripped many federal employees of the right to independent review of an agency decision removing them from a job on grounds of ineligibility. The case was brought by two Department of Defense (DOD) employees, Rhonda Conyers, an accounting technician, and Devon Northover, a commissary management specialist, who were permanently demoted and suspended from their jobs after they were found to no longer be eligible to serve in noncritical sensitive positions. In 2014, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, which allowed the appeals court decision to stand."
District Of Columbia Courts, Public Defender Service, And Court Services And Offender Supervision Agency Act Of 2015 January 11, 2016
Jason Chaffetz, R-UT
"In 1997, Congress reorganized the District of Columbia judicial agencies, making them Federal agencies with Federal employees. This bill improves the efficiency and functions of the D.C. judicial branch by extending them authorities that are available to other Federal agencies."
Malheur Wildlife Refuge January 11, 2016
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Mr. Speaker, today is the ninth day of armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon—lawless, reckless behavior. As the Audubon Society points out: putting one of America’s most important wildlife refuges at risk and threatening Federal employees."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions December 18, 2015
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"I want to reiterate that without a separate authorization, the Department cannot start this vital work to protect our veterans and federal employees."
Omnibus Legislation December 17, 2015
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"You will be interested to know that Maryland is the home to 20 major Federal facilities with more than 200,000 Federal employees and retirees. We have great military installations, such as Fort Meade, the National Security Agency, Cyber Command, the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Bethesda, and Walter Reed. It also has great public institutions, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Weather Bureau, the national NOAA satellites that tell us what the weather will be, and also agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration."

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