July 27, 2017
Last week, the National Federation of Federal Employees and its coalition partners scored significant victories by ensuring that several amendments were not passed in two bills.
The first amendment was proposed by Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to H.R. 3219 which would have implemented the draconian Holman Rule at the Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, Rand Paul (R-KY) offered four amendments to H.R. 1293, all of which attacking Official Time by either capping it or eliminating it completely.
Fortunately, NFFE and its coalition partners showed their strength by preventing these harmful amendments from being included in their respective bills.
July 26, 2017
NFFE, along with more than a dozen other labor organizations, have serious reservations regarding OPM Nominee George Nesterczuk’s qualifications and acumen for his potential job. Together, we sent a letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee to urge lawmakers to reject his nomination.
The two main concerns, in addition to others, were his failed NSPS program and his relationship with the Ukrainian government, especially within the context of the dealings between Paul Manafort and Russia.
For more info, read this article from the Washington Post