IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 1, 2017
Mr. Schatz (for himself, Ms. Hassan, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Hirono, and Ms. Cantwell) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting any Department of Defense position at, or in support of, a public shipyard.
Prohibition on hiring freeze from affecting Department of Defense public shipyard positions
The memorandum titled
Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze published on January 23, 2017, or any other substantially similar memorandum, Executive order, or other action by the President to prevent a department or agency of the Federal Government from filling vacant Federal civilian employee positions or creating new such positions, shall have no force or effect with respect to any Department of Defense civilian position under which an employee performs a Department of Defense function at a public shipyard or a Department of Defense function that directly supports a public shipyard.