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H.R. 1132: Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1132 codifies and enhances the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) current policies and practice regarding the hiring of political appointees. It also places a 2-year prohibition on employment in a career civil service position for any former political appointee.

Each administration appoints non-career political employees in agencies to help advance the administration’s policy goals. These political appointees do not receive the job protections of career federal positions in the competitive, excepted, and Senior Executive Service because their appointments are meant to be temporary. At the end ...

Sponsor and status

Ken Buck

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Feb 16, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 6, 2018

This bill passed in the House on March 6, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


34% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 16, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 2, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Dec 5, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Mar 2, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 6, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1132 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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