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H.R. 657: Follow the Rules Act

Imagine you’re a federal worker and your boss asks you to violate a federal law that’s been passed by Congress. If you refuse to do so — instead pledging fidelity to the law — you’re protected from employment retaliation thanks to the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. It’s your superior who’s considered in the wrong for making the illegal request ... Continue reading »

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 24, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 14, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 14, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-40

Sponsor:

Sean Duffy

Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 27, 2017
Length: 1 pages

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 31, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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

Feb 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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.

Feb 2, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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

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.

May 1, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

May 25, 2017
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 14, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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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