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H.R.1858: Congress Leads by Example Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about congress
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Sponsor Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Congress Leads by Example Act of 2013 - Amends the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to grant the General Counsel of the Office of Compliance (OOC) subpoena authority for inspections and investigations in the legislative branch under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA).

Subjects each employing office in the legislative branch to OSHA recordkeeping requirements.

Prohibits retaliation by any employing office against an employee for requesting the OOC General Counsel to take authorized action related to, or for instituting or testifying in, any proceeding that arises from the application of OSHA to that office.

Applies the whistleblower rights, protections, and remedies of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 to legislative branch employees, including those of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Library of Congress.

Prohibits legislative branch employing offices from: (1) discharging any employee because the empl...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
May 7, 2013 Referred to House Administration