One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January, two thousand and seventeen
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To amend section 1214 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for stays during a period that the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks a quorum.
Stays by MSPB during periods with no quorum
Section 1214(b)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
The Board may; and
by adding at the end the following:
If the Board lacks the number of members appointed under section 1201 required to constitute a quorum, any remaining member of the Board who was appointed, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may, upon request by the Special Counsel, extend the period of any stay granted under subparagraph (A).
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate