The policy package the House Armed Services Committee’s Defense bill includes several measures meant to address hazing. Congress and the Government Accountability Office both say DoD hasn’t done enough to track and punish behavior that…
The policy package the House Armed Services Committee’s Defense bill includes several measures meant to address hazing. Congress and the Government Accountability Office both say DoD hasn’t done enough to track and punish behavior that crosses the line between rites of passage and downright cruelty. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) is the prime sponsor of the legislation. Her nephew, Harry Lew, took his own life after abuse by fellow Marines. She tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the military’s first step should be to come up with a common definition of hazing.
Lawmakers pushed for provisions of the Defending American’s Small Contractors bill to be folded into the 2017 NDAA.
This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” a congressional roundtable featuring Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Reps. Brad Miller of North Carolina, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Judy Chu of California discusses the state of middle class America and the public service sector. Former Obama White House communications advisor Corey Ealons also appears.
Some small businesses are calling into question the benefits of the Obama administration’s strategic sourcing initiative. They say the agencies are mandating the use of the office supplies BPA and putting more than 500 Schedule 75 holders at risk of losing their business. GSA, which runs Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), said there still are plenty of sales to go around as the BPA accounts for less than half of the $1.4 billion office supplies market.
Congressmen introduce the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act of 2012, a bill aimed at preventing hazing in the military services.