H.R.2879: Stop Government Abuse Act

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Sponsor Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Stop Government Abuse Act - Title I: Common Sense In Compensation - (Sec. 102) Prohibits the payment of certain discretionary monetary payments or performance awards to federal employees during any period of sequestration. Allows the head of an agency to waive the prohibition: (1) relating to performance awards, subject to the approval of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); and (2) relating to discretionary payments, if such prohibition would violate the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

Title II: Government Employee Accountability - (Sec. 202) Sets forth investigative leave requirements for federal employees in the competitive service and Senior Executive Service (SES) career employees. Defines "investigative leave" as a temporary absence without duty for disciplinary reasons, for up...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 9, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Aug. 1, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 1, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 176 (Roll no. 436). (text: CR H5296-5298)

Aug. 1, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5305)
Aug. 1, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2879.
Aug. 1, 2013 In each case the rule provides for one hour of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
Aug. 1, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 322. (consideration: CR H5296-5306)
Aug. 1, 2013 Rule H. Res. 322 passed House.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
July 31, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 322 Reported to House. In each case the rule provides for one hour of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
July 31, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
July 31, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform