Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has introduced legislation that would freeze federal hiring for most agencies until the federal deficit is eliminated.
Rep Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection act. The legislation aims to close security gaps on federal lands along the nation’s borders.
The probationary period for federal employees is frequently not used by managers even though it is intended to be part of the initial hiring process. A new bill has been introduced to extend the federal government’s probationary period for new employees.
Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) have introduced legislation that would ensure military service members continue to get paid in the event of a government shutdown.
A bill introduced this week would prohibit Dept. of Defense employees who receive an unsatisfactory rating from receiving a salary increase.
Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced the Public-Private Employee Retirement Act of 2011 which would end the defined benefit pension portion of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) for new federal government hires starting in 2013. Current federal employees would not be affected, but it would apply to members of Congress.
As the battle for making government budget spending cuts continues, new proposals continue to be put forth. 3 Congressmen have introduced the Welfare Reform Act of 2011, a bill designed to make welfare programs more efficient.
In a 1997 Clinton Administration report performed by the DOI, approximately 3.3 million acres of land were deemed suitable for sale to private entities. This proposed bill would enable the sale of this land.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a bill on March 1 that would terminate the employment of federal employees and prohibit the hiring of future federal employees who have a seriously delinquent tax debt.
Several readers have asked to see a copy of the amendment to H.R. 1 that would block funding for any salary increases for federal employees for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Here is a copy of this amendment to H.R. 1.