Federal employee bill tracker: How pending legislation could affect your bottom line

Early into his administration, President Donald Trump has signed several executive orders impacting the federal workforce. Meanwhile, the House and Senate have also been crafting bills targeting federal employees and specific agencies.

Want to know how pending legislation could affect your bottom line? Check out our federal employee bill tracker for an at-a-glance update of where each piece of legislation currently stands.

A bill to eliminate the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

Bill Number: H.R. 1031, S. 370

Status: Introduced (02/14/17)

Introduced by: Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Sen. Ted Cruz

Committee(s):  House Financial Services; Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

SummaryThe bill would terminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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To terminate the Department of Education

Bill Number: H.R. 899

Status: Introduced (02/07/2017)

Introduced by: Rep. Kyle Massie (R-Ky.)

Committee(s):  House Committee on Education and the Workforce

SummaryThe one-sentence bill would terminate the Department of Education by Dec. 31, 2018.

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To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

Bill Number: H.R. 861

Status: Introduced (02/03/2017)

Introduced by: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)

Committee(s):  House Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology

SummaryThe bill would terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

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Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

Bill Number: H.R. 756

Status: Introduced (01/31/2017)

Introduced by: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)

Committee(s): House Oversight and Government Reform; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

SummaryThe bill would integrate USPS’ health benefits program with Medicare. It would also permit a temporary one-cent increase on postage stamps, one-half of the previous exigent postal rate increase.

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‘Divest DC’ bill

Bill Number: H.R. 38

Status: Introduced (01/10/2017)

Introduced by: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)

Committee(s): House Oversight and Government Reform

SummaryThis bill would express congressional support for moving federal agency headquarters outside the Washington, D.C. metro area.

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Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency (PAGE) Act

Bill Number: H.R. 6278

Status: Introduced (09/28/2016)

Introduced by: Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.)

Committee(s): House Oversight and Government Reform

SummaryThis bill requires civil service employees to be hired on an at-will basis beginning one year after this bill’s enactment. 

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