H.R. 16854 (93rd): Federal Employees’ Political Activities Act

Introduced:
Sep 24, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Benjamin Gilman
Representative for New York's 26th congressional district
Party
Republican
Related Bills
H.R. 15271 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 06, 1974

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 24, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 24, 1974
Referred to Committee Sep 24, 1974
 
Full Title

A bill to restore to Federal civilian employees their rights to participate, as private citizens, in the political life of the Nation, to protect Federal civilian employees from improper political solicitations.

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9/24/1974--Introduced.
Federal Employees Political Activities Act - Provides that Federal employees may not request political contributions from other Federal employees, provided, however, that Federal employees may make political contributions of their own volition.
Prohibits the use of official authority or influence on the part of Federal employees to affect elections.
Provides that such employees may, take an active part in political management or in political campaigns in their roles as private citizens.
Defines the phrase "an active part in political management or in political campaigns".
Provides as a penalty for violation of this Act not less than 30 days' suspension without pay or removal upon a unanimous vote of the Civil Service Commission, with prosecution in the discretion of the Attorney General.

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