About the bill
H.R. 69 reauthorizes the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and makes changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OSC operations. Major provisions of H.R. 69 include:
Reauthorization of OSC:
Section 2 of the bil amends the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 to reauthorize through FY2020 the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency tasked with protecting federal employees, former employees, and applicants for employment from prohibited personnel practices, which include but are not limited to discrimination, nepotism, and whistleblower retaliation ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 5, 2017
Length: 11 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 4, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Rod Blum Introduces Four New Additions to Drain The Swamp Package”
— Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jan 8, 2018
“Rep. Rod Blum’s Bipartisan Whistleblower Bill Signed Into Law”
— Rep. Rod Blum [R-IA1, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2017
Jun 21, 2016
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4639 (114th).
Jan 3, 2017
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Jan 4, 2017
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.
H.R. 69 (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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