The federal government currently pays salaries of employees who spend time representing unions. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate this practice.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two bipartisan veterans bills: H.R. 570, the American Heroes COLA Act and H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013.
Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) have introduced a bill prohibiting the federal government from employing those with seriously delinquent tax debts.
Legislation has been introduced that would establish an independent task force or commission to analyze VA’s disability benefits claims processing system. The task force would be charged with examining the root causes of VA’s backlog and providing solutions for ending it by 2015.
Both parties have recently proposed a “chained CPI” to calculate future changes to the COLA for calculating the cost of retirement increases. How much of an impact would this have on your future retirement?
A bill known as the “EASY Savings Act,” would provide an incentives of 1% of the agency’s cost savings, up to $10,000, to employees who report ways to save money. However, the law already exists.
U.S. Senators David Vitter (R-La.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) have introduced legislation to end the welfare subsidy for mobile phone service in the Lifeline Program.
Legislation has been introduced to stop the practice by federal agencies of canceling or avoiding meetings at resorts and casinos.
U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Mark Udall (D-CO) have introduced legislation to change the Senate rules to ensure lawmakers have necessary information available to identify all similar existing federal programs before creating new initiatives.
Two Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent federal agencies from stockpiling what they consider excessive amounts of ammunition in an effort to make more available for sale to the general public.