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Text of To limit the total number of political appointees allowable.

This bill was introduced on June 6, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 6, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 1828 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1828

To limit the total number of political appointees allowable.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 1997

Ms. FURSE introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight


A BILL

To limit the total number of political appointees allowable.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. LIMITATION.

    (a) DEFINITION- For purposes of this section, the term ‘political appointee’ means any individual who--

      (1) is employed in a position listed in sections 5312 through 5316 of title 5, United States Code (relating to the Executive Schedule);

      (2) is a limited term appointee, limited emergency appointee, or noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive Service, as defined under section 3132(a) of title 5, United States Code; or

      (3) is employed in a position in the executive branch of the Government under schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    (b) LIMITATION- The President, acting through the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management, shall take such actions as necessary (including reduction-in-force procedures, if applicable) to ensure that the number of political appointees shall not, during any fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1997, exceed a total of 2,000, determined on a full-time equivalent basis.