H.R. 657: Follow the Rules Act

H.R. 657 extends whistleblower protections for federal employees who refuse to violate rules and regulations. The Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) generally provides protections for federal employees who make disclosures evidencing illegal or improper government activities. In order to trigger the protections of the WPA, a case must contain the following elements: a “personnel action” that was taken because of a ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 24, 2017

Status:

Passed House on May 1, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 1, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Sean Duffy

Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 2, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

19% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 29, 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.

Apr 27, 2017
 
On House Schedule

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

May 1, 2017
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 657 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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