2017 Congress Voting Records

Here are the voting records for the First Session, 115th Congress, for members of the United States Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on matters of importance to employees.

Vote (buttons)NTEU compiles voting records detailing how each member of the House and Senate votes on issues affecting federal employees. NTEU only considers how members of Congress voted on issues directly affecting federal workers when compiling these records. This information is also available in NTEU’s Legislative Action Center. Continue reading “2017 Congress Voting Records”

OPM Issues Regulations for Removal Process for Certain Individuals from FEHBP

United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) logoYou may recall that in 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sought to conduct a government-wide audit of Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) enrollees to verify the eligibility of family members enrolled in the FEHBP. However, at that time, OPM determined that it lacked certain authorities to require current employees to respond to their requests for information, and the planned audit was shelved. OPM has now issued regulations to provide for a process for the removal of individuals who are not eligible to be enrolled in FEHBP as family members. Continue reading “OPM Issues Regulations for Removal Process for Certain Individuals from FEHBP”

Update on Government Funding

Congress and the administration have until midnight next Thursday, February 8, to fund the government.

A dark contrast photo of the US Capitol against cloudy gray skies.At this time, Congress does not have a deal to fund federal agencies past next Thursday night, and the current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires February 8 at midnight. The House of Representatives is currently scheduled to be in session only four more days over the next week-and-a-half due to congressional retreats for legislators to craft their agendas for the remainder of 2018. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding”