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Text of To limit the total number of political appointees in the executive branch of the Government.

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 127 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 127

To limit the total number of political appointees in the executive branch of the Government.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2001

Mr. LUTHER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform


A BILL

To limit the total number of political appointees in the executive branch of the Government.

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

SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF POLITICAL APPOINTEES.

    (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) (5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code, respectively; 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 shall ensure that the number of political appointees in the executive branch of the Government shall not, at any time after September 30, 2002, exceed a total of 2,000 (determined on a full-time equivalent basis).