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Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, Jan. 28, 2017

Pres. Rolando’s statement to NALC members on Trump’s federal hiring freeze

NALC President Fredric Rolando has issued a statement to NALC members about President Donald Trump’s executive order to freeze federal hiring. Click here to read more.

100+ lawmakers urge Trump to reconsider hiring freeze

More than 100 Democratic lawmakers have signed a letter to President Trump, requesting that he reconsider his plan to implement a hiring freeze across the federal government. Click here to read more.

Action needed: Tell your representative to oppose the PAGE Act

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is preparing to introduce the PAGE Act, which would take away newly hired federal employees’ union representation and let political appointees overseeing federal agencies terminate, demote and discipline workers for any reason. Click here to read more.

Anti-fed bill introduced; mark-up scheduled

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced the Tax Accountability Act of 2017, which would prevent individuals with federal tax liability ineligible for federal employment. Chaffetz’ committee has scheduled the measure for mark-up on Jan. 31. Click here to read more.

Anti-labor proposals advance in four states

In recent weeks, several states have already experienced significant efforts to undermine the labor movement. Click here to read more.

State action on anti-labor state proposals

Numerous measures have been introduced and advanced in several state legislatures that attempt to attack or undermine workers’ rights, voting rights and more. Click here to read more.

Congress approves budget resolution, paving way for Obamacare repeal

On Jan. 13, Congress passed a Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution that sets the stage for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Click here to learn more.

Obama signs Veterans Tax Fairness Act into law

On Dec. 16, President Obama signed into law the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act. Click here to learn more.

Numerous bills affecting veterans already introduced in 115th Congress

The 115th Congress is already seeing a flurry of activity, with many lawmakers introducing and reintroducing measures affecting veterans. Click here to learn more.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reintroduced

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) has reintroduced the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, a bill would strip away the collective-bargaining rights of more than 628,000 tribal casino workers. Click here to learn more.

Bill tracker

H.Res. 15 (six-day):
50 co-sponsors
Fact Sheet


H.Res. 28 (door delivery):
84 co-sponsors
Fact Sheet


H.Res. 31 (service standards):
28 co-sponsors
Fact Sheet

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