Federal - HR 1563

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that individuals having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment, and for other purposes.

Introduced

March 24, 2015

Description

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that individuals having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment, and for other purposes.

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 1

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • April 23, 2015D. Price, D-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.157, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E564

  • April 21, 2015Ruiz, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.157, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E543

  • April 15, 2015 — House failed to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, by roll call vote 266-160 (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H2252

  • April 15, 2015House Vote 157 Federal Employee Tax Debt — Passage
    Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make individuals with a "seriously delinquent tax debt," including existing federal employees, ineligible for federal employment.The bill's definition of "seriously delinquent" would not include, for example, a debt that is being paid in a timely manner under an agreement.The bill also would allow the head of an agency to take personnel action, not including paid leave, against an employee if the employee has willfully failed to file a tax return or understated federal tax liability, unless it is due to reasonable cause. Motion rejected 266-160. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (284 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules Congressional Record p. H2243-H2249, H2252

  • April 14, 2015 — House Administration Committee discharged and referred to the Union Calendar. Congressional Record p. H2208

  • April 14, 2015 — Reported to the House by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-73, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H2208

  • April 14, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Carter, J. (R-Texas)
  • March 25, 2015 — Oversight & Government Reform Committee vote: Miscellaneous Measures-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House.

  • March 25, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    March 25, 2015 — Committee Vote: Miscellaneous Measures — Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House.

  • March 24, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Administration, House Oversight and Government Reform.Congressional Record p. H1898

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