Tag: Proposed Legislation

Depriving Feds of Rights Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Filed in News by on August 11, 2015 Comments

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The author says that while well intentioned, the bill is taking the wrong approach, and he outlines the main problems he sees with the legislation.

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Could There Be a Higher Annuity in Your Future?

Filed in News by on August 5, 2015 Comments

Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA) has re-introduced the CPI-E Act of 2015 which would adopt a measure of inflation more tailored to the costs of older Americans. What impact could this have on your annuity?

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Legislation Introduced to Enhance Government Cybersecurity

Filed in News by on August 2, 2015 Comments

In response to the recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management that left the personal data of millions of current and former federal workers vulnerable, one lawmaker has introduced legislation which he says will combat future attacks. However, the bill does not provide a great deal of specifics on how this would be accomplished.

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Legislation Would Allow the Postal Service to Start Shipping Alcoholic Beverages

Filed in News by on July 30, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would, among other things, allow the Postal Service to start shipping beer, wine, and liquor and also claims that it would modernize the agency to set it on a path to financial solvency.

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Dollar Bill

Filed in News by on July 29, 2015 Comments

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) have introduced legislation to phase out the $1 bill with a $1 coin.

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Legislation Introduced to Provide Free Lifetime ID Protection for Hack Victims

Filed in News by on July 9, 2015 Comments

Legislation is being introduced in Congress to provide free lifetime identity theft protection coverage to federal employees and retirees whose personal data was compromised in the recent Office of Personnel Management data breaches.

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Should the District of Columbia Be a State?

Filed in News by on July 1, 2015 Comments

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) recently introduced legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. Do you think this is a good idea, or is statehood for the District unnecessary?

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Jenkins Reintroduces Legislation to Allow Recording Conversations with Federal Employees

Filed in News by on June 24, 2015 Comments

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) has reintroduced legislation that would allow American citizens to record conversations with federal employees, both in person and over the phone.

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