This bill would allow federal employees to appeal cases related to whistleblowers decided by the Merit Systems Protection Board to any U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction by making an expiring pilot program permanent. The Merit Systems Protection Board is responsible for investigating allegations of prohibited personnel practices — like the firing of a whistleblower — through its Office of Special Counsel.
What is House Bill H.R. 2229?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 2229
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) introduced this bill to ensure that federal whistleblowers have the same appeal rights as those who live in areas where the circuit court participates in the pilot program regardless where they live:
“I introduced the All Circuit Review Act to ensure that whistleblowers who live outside Washington have the same rights as those who live here, and the Committee’s actions today show that when we work together in a bipartisan manner, Congress can accomplish the kind of work our constituents sent us here to do.”
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All Circuit Review Act
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes.
- EnactedJuly 7th, 2018The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed June 12th, 2018Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
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- The house Passed October 11th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Oversight and ReformCommittee on the JudiciaryCourts, Intellectual Property, and the InternetIntroducedApril 28th, 2017
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