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H.R. 681: RIGGED Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 17, 2019.

Relatives in Government Getting Employment Dishonorably Act or the RIGGED Act

This bill revises the restrictions on the employment of relatives to (1) make such restrictions applicable to the White House Office and the Executive Office of the President; and (2) include as a civilian position whose appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement is prohibited one acting in a professional or official capacity as a consultant or advisor, regardless of whether the position is voluntary, gratuitous, or authorized by law to be compensated.

An individual appointed, employed, promoted, or advanced in violation of such restrictions shall be removed immediately.

The bill makes provisions concerning prohibited personnel practices applicable to the White House Office.