Executive Order Litigation Update

NTEU has filed a motion asking the court to preliminarily enjoin unlawful provisions of the challenged Executive Orders.

Wooden gavelAs I informed you in previous posts, NTEU has filed a court challenge to several provisions of two Executive Orders that were issued on May 25, 2018. ​On June 8, 2018, NTEU filed a motion with the court, asking that the challenged Executive Order provisions be preliminarily enjoined. If granted, this motion would prevent the unlawful sections of the orders from being implemented until the court has a chance to evaluate fully NTEU’s legal arguments. Continue reading “Executive Order Litigation Update”

Government-wide Federal Employee Provisions in Senate Defense Authorization Bill

Provisions affecting federal workers government-wide included in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 will be considered by the Senate next week.

Seal of the United States SenateNext week, the Senate is scheduled to take up the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 5515. The Senate Armed Services Committee version of the bill (S.2987), which will be used as the base text of H.R. 5515, contains some government-wide provisions affecting federal workers. Continue reading “Government-wide Federal Employee Provisions in Senate Defense Authorization Bill”

House Clears So-Called Rescissions Package

The House of Representatives has cleared a rescissions package, heralding spending showdown to come.

Seal of the U.S. House of RepresentativesYesterday, the House of Representatives cleared H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, by a vote of 210-206. Requested by the White House on May 8th using the presidential rescission authority under the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, the approximately $14.7 billion package of spending cuts, introduced and shepherded by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), derive from unspent agency funds. Continue reading “House Clears So-Called Rescissions Package”