Tag Archives: Chris Van Hollen

President Trump Signs Law to Require Pay for Gov’t Workers Amid Shutdown

President Trump has signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 into law that will provide compensation for wages lost, work performed or leave used by federal workers as their agencies closed on Dec. 22, the White House said Wednesday. The bill also allows selected employees to use leave during a lapse in appropriations.
 

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Senators Pushing Contract Worker Protection Bill Due to Government Shutdown

Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Mark Warner, D-Va., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., plan to introduce a bill providing for the back pay of contractor employees who have not received salaries due to the government shutdown. The shutdown has reduced the work hours and pay of contractor workers such as janitors, food staff and security personnel in the government, Smith's office said Friday.

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Trump Imposes Federal Pay Freeze via Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Friday released an executive order that imposes a freeze on the salary of federal employees, CNN reported Wednesday. The policy cancels a proposed 2.1 percent salary raise and “locality pay increase,” which are scheduled to take effect in January.

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Lawmakers Want Election Service Providers Owned, Operated by US Persons

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., have introduced new legislation, titled the Protect Our Elections Act. The proposed law seeks to shield U.S. elections from the influence of foreign adversaries by ensuring the integrity of companies that support the electoral process, the office of Sen. Collins said in an Oct. 11 press release.

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Report: FY 2018 Senate Spending Bill Would Restore Funds for NASA Missions

The Senate’s version of an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018 includes funds for NASA‘s Earth science missions that are facing cancellation under President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 budget request, Space News reported Thursday. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) said at the American Astronautical Society’s Goddard Memorial Symposium that the Senate …

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100 Lawmakers Ask House Appropriations Committee for $32B in More NIH Funds

At least 100 lawmakers have sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to call for annual funding of more than $32 billion to support the National Institutes of Health‘s biomedical research. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) spearheaded the bipartisan effort, according to a post …

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House Bill Aims to Head Off Gov’t Shutdown

Four House Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that calls for bipartisan efforts to raise sequestration spending caps and avert another government shutdown at the end of this month. Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) office said the Prevent A Government Shutdown Act of 2015 would require Congress’ budget negotiators to …

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Report: Democrats Resist GOP’s Budgeting Approach

House and Senate Democrat lawmakers are demanding changes to Republican-crafted appropriations bills that would boost defense budget and reduce domestic spending, Defense One reported Monday. Alex Brown writes Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged fellow Democrat members to block any spending bills introduced by Republicans if the measures do not address …

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