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Titles (6)

Popular Titles

Hatch Act Reform bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Federal Employees Political Activities Act of 1993

Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Employees Political Activities Act of 1993

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 5, United States Code, to restore to Federal civilian employees their right to participate voluntarily, as private citizens, in the political processes of the Nation, to protect such employees from improper political solicitations, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (10)

10/06/1993Became Public Law No: 103-94.
10/06/1993Signed by President.
09/24/1993Presented to President.
09/21/1993Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 339 - 85 (Roll No. 437).(consideration: CR H6814-6827)
07/20/1993Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 185 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68-31. Record Vote No: 201.
07/20/1993Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
03/03/1993Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 333 - 86 (Roll no. 52).
02/24/1993Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 275 - 142 (Roll No. 42).
02/22/1993Reported by the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. H. Rept. 103-16.
01/05/1993Introduced in House

All Actions (46)

Date Chamber
10/06/1993Became Public Law No: 103-94.
10/06/1993Signed by President.
09/24/1993HousePresented to President.
09/21/1993-5:15pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/21/1993-5:14pmHouseOn motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 339 - 85 (Roll No. 437). (consideration: CR H6814-6827)
09/21/1993-4:56pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
09/21/1993-4:02pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 251, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion.
09/21/1993-4:02pmHousePursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 251, the House moved to agree to the Senate amendment.
09/21/1993-4:01pmHouseRule H. Res. 251 passed House.
09/14/1993-4:18pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 251 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 20. Upon the adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill H.R. 20, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to concur in the Senate amendment. The Senate amendment shall be considered as read.
07/22/1993SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/20/1993SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 185 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 68-31. Record Vote No: 201.
07/20/1993SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 185 amended.
07/20/1993SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8952)
07/20/1993SenateSenate Committee on Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
03/04/1993SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
03/03/1993-4:36pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 20.
03/03/1993-4:36pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/03/1993-4:36pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 333 - 86 (Roll no. 52).
03/03/1993-4:04pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
03/03/1993-4:04pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/03/1993-4:03pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 20.
03/03/1993-4:02pmHouseH.Amdt.10 On agreeing to the Johnson (CT) amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/03/1993-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.10 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Johnson (CT).
03/03/1993-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.9 On agreeing to the Upton amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
03/03/1993-3:58pmHouseH.Amdt.9 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Upton.
03/03/1993-2:59pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
03/03/1993-2:59pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Esteban Edward Torres to act as Chairman of the Committee.
03/03/1993-2:59pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 106 and Rule XXIII.
03/03/1993-2:58pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 20 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
03/03/1993-2:58pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 106. (consideration: CR H985-997)
03/03/1993-2:58pmHouseRule H. Res. 106 passed House.
03/02/1993-5:41pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 106 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 20 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
02/24/1993-6:19pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 275 - 142 (Roll No. 42).
02/24/1993-6:01pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H839)
02/23/1993-2:19pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Clay objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed until Feb. 24. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
02/23/1993-1:32pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
02/23/1993-1:32pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H759-771)
02/23/1993-1:31pmHouseMr. Clay moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/22/1993HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 6.
02/22/1993HouseReported by the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. H. Rept. 103-16.
02/16/1993HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H595)
01/27/1993HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
01/27/1993HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
01/05/1993HouseReferred to the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
01/05/1993HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (260)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Myers, John T. [R-IN-7]* 01/05/1993
Rep. Ridge, Thomas J. [R-PA-21] 01/27/1993
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 02/03/1993
Rep. Andrews, Michael [D-TX-25] 02/03/1993
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Andrews, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Bacchus, Jim [D-FL-15] 02/03/1993
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Blackwell, Lucien E. [D-PA-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 02/03/1993
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 02/03/1993
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 02/03/1993
Rep. Browder, Glen [D-AL-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-42] 02/03/1993
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 02/03/1993
Rep. Byrne, Leslie L. [D-VA-11] 02/03/1993
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 02/03/1993
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 02/03/1993
Rep. Coleman, Ronald D. [D-TX-16] 02/03/1993
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 02/03/1993
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 02/03/1993
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large] 02/03/1993
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 02/03/1993
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 02/03/1993
Rep. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL-20] 02/03/1993
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-16] 02/03/1993
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 02/03/1993
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 02/03/1993
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 02/03/1993
Rep. Ford, William D. [D-MI-13] 02/03/1993
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 02/03/1993
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20] 02/03/1993
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 02/03/1993
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hochbrueckner, George J. [D-NY-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 02/03/1993
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Kopetski, Mike [D-OR-5] 02/03/1993
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 02/03/1993
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. McCloskey, Frank [D-IN-8] 02/03/1993
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 02/03/1993
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 02/03/1993
Rep. Machtley, Ronald K. [R-RI-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 02/03/1993
Rep. Mazzoli, Romano L. [D-KY-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 02/03/1993
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 02/03/1993
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-15] 02/03/1993
Rep. Molinari, Susan [R-NY-13] 02/03/1993
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 02/03/1993
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 02/03/1993
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 02/03/1993
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/03/1993
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 02/03/1993
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 02/03/1993
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 02/03/1993
Rep. Penny, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 02/03/1993
Rep. Peterson, Douglas (Pete) [D-FL-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19] 02/03/1993
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Quillen, James H. (Jimmy) [R-TN-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 02/03/1993
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] 02/03/1993
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-9] 02/03/1993
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22] 02/03/1993
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 02/03/1993
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-11] 02/03/1993
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 02/03/1993
Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-21] 02/03/1993
Rep. Unsoeld, Jolene [D-WA-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Washington, Craig A. [D-TX-18] 02/03/1993
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 02/03/1993
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 02/03/1993
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 02/03/1993
Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Kreidler, Mike [D-WA-9] 02/03/1993
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hoagland, Peter [D-NE-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 02/03/1993
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. LaRocco, Larry [D-ID-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 02/03/1993
Rep. Chapman, Jim [D-TX-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 02/03/1993
Rep. McCurdy, Dave [D-OK-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-32] 02/03/1993
Rep. Long, Jill L. [D-IN-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 02/03/1993
Rep. Murphy, Austin J. [D-PA-20] 02/03/1993
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9] 02/03/1993
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16] 02/03/1993
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Lancaster, H. Martin [D-NC-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Barlow, Tom [D-KY-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 02/03/1993
Rep. Ravenel, Arthur, Jr. [R-SC-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 02/03/1993
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] 02/03/1993
Rep. Johnston, Harry [D-FL-19] 02/03/1993
Rep. Brewster, Bill K. [D-OK-3] 02/03/1993
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Reynolds, Mel [D-IL-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Reed, Jack [D-RI-2] 02/03/1993
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 02/03/1993
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 02/03/1993
Rep. Sarpalius, Bill [D-TX-13] 02/03/1993
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 02/03/1993
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 02/03/1993
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 02/03/1993
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 02/03/1993
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 02/03/1993
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-31] 02/03/1993
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 02/04/1993
Rep. Sangmeister, George E. [D-IL-11] 02/04/1993
Rep. Wheat, Alan [D-MO-5] 02/04/1993
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3] 02/04/1993
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4] 02/04/1993
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 02/04/1993
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 02/04/1993
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2] 02/04/1993
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 02/04/1993
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 02/16/1993
Rep. Tucker, Walter R., III [D-CA-37] 02/16/1993
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3] 02/16/1993
Rep. Hayes, James A. [D-LA-7] 02/16/1993
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 02/16/1993
Rep. Emerson, Bill [R-MO-8] 02/16/1993
Rep. Swett, Dick [D-NH-2] 02/16/1993
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 02/16/1993
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 02/16/1993
Rep. Orton, Bill [D-UT-3] 02/16/1993
Rep. Klein, Herbert C. [D-NJ-8] 02/16/1993
Rep. Klink, Ron [D-PA-4] 02/16/1993
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 02/16/1993
Rep. Shepherd, Karen [D-UT-2] 02/16/1993
Rep. Bilbray, James H. [D-NV-1] 02/16/1993
Rep. Lloyd, Marilyn [D-TN-3] 02/16/1993
Rep. McHale, Paul [D-PA-15] 02/16/1993
Rep. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA-1] 02/16/1993
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 02/16/1993
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 02/16/1993
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 02/16/1993
Rep. English, Glenn [D-OK-6] 02/16/1993
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 02/16/1993
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 02/16/1993
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7] 02/16/1993
Rep. Hamburg, Dan [D-CA-1] 02/16/1993
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7] 02/16/1993
Rep. Gallo, Dean A. [R-NJ-11] 02/16/1993
Rep. Parker, Mike [D-MS-4] 02/16/1993
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] 02/16/1993
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 02/16/1993
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 02/16/1993
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 02/16/1993
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 02/16/1993
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 02/16/1993
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 02/16/1993
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-11] 02/16/1993
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 02/16/1993
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 02/16/1993
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 02/16/1993
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large] 02/16/1993
Rep. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] 02/16/1993
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 02/16/1993
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-30] 02/16/1993
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 02/16/1993
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 02/16/1993
Rep. Neal, Stephen L. [D-NC-5] 02/16/1993
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 02/16/1993
Rep. Schenk, Lynn [D-CA-49] 02/16/1993
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 02/16/1993
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 02/16/1993
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-9] 02/16/1993
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 02/16/1993
Rep. Applegate, Douglas [D-OH-18] 02/18/1993
Rep. Wyden, Ron [D-OR-3] 02/18/1993
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 02/18/1993
Rep. Zeliff, William H., Jr. [R-NH-1] 02/18/1993
Rep. Slattery, Jim [D-KS-2] 02/18/1993
Rep. Fingerhut, Eric D. [D-OH-19] 02/18/1993
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 02/18/1993
Rep. Thornton, Ray [D-AR-2] 02/18/1993
Rep. Volkmer, Harold L. [D-MO-9] 02/18/1993
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 02/18/1993
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/18/1993
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Payne, Lewis F., Jr. [D-VA-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 02/18/1993
Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-19] 02/18/1993
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 02/18/1993
Rep. Grandy, Fred [R-IA-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Rowland, J. Roy [D-GA-8] 02/18/1993
Rep. Geren, Pete [D-TX-12] 02/18/1993
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 02/18/1993
Rep. Coppersmith, Sam [D-AZ-1] 02/18/1993
Rep. Darden, George (Buddy) [D-GA-7] 02/18/1993
Rep. Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A. [D-PR-At Large] 02/18/1993
Rep. Carr, Bob [D-MI-8] 02/18/1993
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 02/18/1993
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 02/18/1993
Rep. Synar, Mike [D-OK-2] 02/18/1993
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 02/18/1993
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] 02/18/1993
Rep. Lehman, Richard H. [D-CA-19] 02/18/1993
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 02/18/1993
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 02/18/1993
Rep. Tejeda, Frank [D-TX-28] 02/18/1993
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 02/18/1993
Rep. Sharp, Philip R. [D-IN-2] 02/18/1993
Rep. Margolies-Mezvinsky, Marjorie [D-PA-13] 02/18/1993
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31] 02/18/1993
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 02/18/1993
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 02/22/1993
Rep. Clinger, William F., Jr. [R-PA-5] 02/22/1993
Rep. Collins, Barbara-Rose [D-MI-15] 02/22/1993
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 02/22/1993
Rep. English, Karan [D-AZ-6] 02/22/1993
Rep. Flake, Floyd H. [D-NY-6] 02/22/1993
Rep. Glickman, Dan [D-KS-4] 02/22/1993
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-4] 02/22/1993
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 02/22/1993
Rep. Laughlin, Greg [D-TX-14] 02/22/1993
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 02/22/1993
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 02/22/1993
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [D-LA-3] 02/22/1993
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2] 02/22/1993
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9] 02/22/1993
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7] 02/22/1993

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Post Office and Civil Service01/05/1993 Referred to
01/27/1993 Markup by
02/22/1993 Reported by H.Rept 103-16
Senate Governmental Affairs03/04/1993 Referred to
07/20/1993 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (07/20/1993)

Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 - (Sec. 2) Amends Federal civil service law to declare that a Federal or District of Columbia government employee may take an active part in political management or in political campaigns, except that he or she may not: (1) use official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election; (2) knowingly solicit, accept, or receive a political contribution from any person, unless such person is a member of the same Federal labor organization or a Federal employee organization with a multicandidate political committee (PAC), such person is not a subordinate employee, and the solicitation is for a contribution to the organization's PAC; (3) run for nomination or election to a partisan political office; or (4) knowingly solicit or discourage the participation in any political activity of any person who has an application for any compensation, grant, contract, ruling, license, permit, or certificate pending before his or her employing office, or who is the subject of, or a participant in, an ongoing audit, investigation, or enforcement action carried out by such employing office.

Sets forth special prohibitions for employees of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other specified Federal entities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Merit Systems Protection Board, who are not presidential appointees.

States that Federal and District of Columbia government employees retain the right to vote as they choose and to express their political opinions.

Prohibits any employee (except certain political appointees in specified circumstances) from engaging in political activity: (1) while on duty; (2) in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by a Federal employee or official; (3) while wearing a uniform or official insignia identifying his or her office or position; or (4) while using any vehicle owned or leased by the Government.

Authorizes the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to prescribe regulations permitting employees residing in the immediate vicinity of the District of Columbia in Maryland or Virginia, or in a municipality where the majority of voters are Federal employees, to participate in political management and political campaigns involving their area of residence, if OPM determines that such political participation is in their domestic interest.

Sets forth penalties for violations of political activity prohibitions.

(Sec. 4) Amends the Federal criminal code to make it unlawful for any person to coerce or attempt to coerce any Federal employee to engage or not engage in any political activity.

(Sec. 5) Subjects certain provisions under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 concerning Federal voting examiners to the amendments made by this Act.

(Sec. 6) Repeals provisions under the Community Services Block Grant Act relating to the coverage of employees of nonprofit private organizations under such provisions governing political activity of certain State and local employees.

(Sec. 7) Includes U.S. Postal Service, Postal Rate Commission, and District of Columbia employees within the coverage of the amendments made above by this Act.

(Sec. 8) Establishes procedures for consideration of any recommendations of Senators and Representatives for positions in the competitive service that do not violate specified prohibitions.

(Sec. 9) Amends Federal civil service law to provide for garnishment of the pay of Federal employees and members of the uniformed services in specified circumstances.

(Sec. 10) Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) Federal employees should not be authorized to solicit political contributions from the general public or run for the nomination or as a candidate for a local partisan political office, except as provided under current law; (2) no further U.S. foreign assistance to Nicaragua should be obligated pending an appropriate investigation by an international body; and (3) such investigation should focus on the relationship of the Sandinista National Liberation Front to terrorist acts that threaten U.S. security and political stability and economic prosperity in the Western Hemisphere.