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H.R. 1132 (115th): Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act

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About the bill

The president — whether Donald Trump or anybody else — appoints several thousand people to positions specifically tied to an administration. A bill which recently passed the House would institute limits on them serving in government for decades past Trump.

Context and what the bill does The vast majority of federal government employees are “career” employees, or nonpartisan people who often work for decades. A little more than 4,000 people are political appointees, which are explicitly tied to the administration currently serving.

As an example, take the Department of Justice. It ...

Sponsor and status

Ken Buck

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

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Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 6, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jul 19, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and 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

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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.

Sep 26, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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

Nov 26, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

H.R. 1132 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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