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Congressional Accountability Act

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Congressional Accountability Act

Short Titles - Senate

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Congressional Accountability Act of 1994

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To make certain laws applicable to the legislative branch of the Federal Government.


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Date Actions Overview
10/03/1994Committee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Glenn with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 103-397.
08/10/1994Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 427 - 4 (Roll no. 390).
08/02/1994Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 103-650, Part II. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
08/02/1994Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Rules. H. Rept. 103-650, Part I.
07/25/1994Introduced in House

All Actions (61)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/03/1994SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 710.
10/03/1994SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Glenn with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 103-397.
09/20/1994SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
08/12/1994SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
08/10/1994-6:50pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
08/10/1994-6:50pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 427 - 4 (Roll no. 390).
08/10/1994-6:27pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
08/10/1994-6:27pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
08/10/1994-6:26pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4822.
08/10/1994-6:25pmHouseH.Amdt.842 On agreeing to the English (AZ) amendment (A012) Agreed to by Division vote: 57 - 3.
08/10/1994-6:18pmHouseH.Amdt.842 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. English (AZ).
08/10/1994-6:17pmHouseH.Amdt.841 On agreeing to the Norton amendment (A011) Failed by voice vote.
08/10/1994-6:05pmHouseH.Amdt.841 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Norton.
08/10/1994-6:05pmHouseH.Amdt.840 On agreeing to the Torkildsen amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-6:02pmHouseH.Amdt.840 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Torkildsen.
08/10/1994-6:02pmHouseH.Amdt.839 On agreeing to the Zimmer amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-6:00pmHouseH.Amdt.839 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Zimmer.
08/10/1994-5:59pmHouseH.Amdt.838 On agreeing to the Shays amendments (A008) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-5:58pmHouseH.Amdt.838 Shays amendment (A008) modified by unanimous consent.
08/10/1994-5:56pmHouseH.Amdt.838 Amendments (A008) offered by Mr. Shays.
08/10/1994-5:56pmHouseMr. Rose asked unanimous consent that the amendments of Mr. Shays which are made in order by the rule be considered en bloc. Agreed to without objection.
08/10/1994-5:55pmHouseH.Amdt.837 On agreeing to the Shepherd amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-5:53pmHouseH.Amdt.837 Amendment (A007) offered by Ms. Shepherd.
08/10/1994-5:53pmHouseH.Amdt.836 On agreeing to the Fowler amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-5:47pmHouseH.Amdt.836 Amendment (A006) offered by Mrs. Fowler.
08/10/1994-5:46pmHouseH.Amdt.834 On agreeing to the Beilenson amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-5:46pmHouseH.Amdt.835 On agreeing to the Fingerhut amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 216 - 220 (Roll no. 389).
08/10/1994-5:11pmHouseH.Amdt.835 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Fingerhut to the Beilenson amendment (A004).
08/10/1994-5:05pmHouseH.Amdt.834 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Beilenson.
08/10/1994-5:05pmHouseH.Amdt.833 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 374 - 57, 3 Present (Roll no. 388).
08/10/1994-4:19pmHouseH.Amdt.833 Amendment (A003) offered by Mrs. Byrne.
08/10/1994-4:19pmHouseH.Amdt.832 On agreeing to the Klink amendment (A002) Failed by voice vote.
08/10/1994-4:10pmHouseH.Amdt.832 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Klink.
08/10/1994-4:10pmHouseH.Amdt.831 On agreeing to the Rose amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
08/10/1994-4:09pmHouseH.Amdt.831 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Rose.
08/10/1994-4:08pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 514, each amendment made in order by that resolution during consideration of H.R. 4822 will be debated for not to exceed 10 minutes, equally divided and controlled.
08/10/1994-2:52pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
08/10/1994-2:51pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Jay Inslee to act as Chairman of the Committee.
08/10/1994-2:51pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 514 and Rule XXIII.
08/10/1994-2:46pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4822 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by section. Specified amendments are in order. In lieu of the committee amendments now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 4892, modified by the amendments printed in part 1 of the report accompanying this resolution. No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part 2 of the report, to be offered in the order and manner specified.
08/10/1994-2:46pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 514. (consideration: CR H7338-7370)
08/10/1994-2:46pmHouseRule H. Res. 514 passed House.
08/09/1994-8:10pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 514 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4822 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by section. Specified amendments are in order. In lieu of the committee amendments now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 4892, modified by the amendments printed in part 1 of the report accompanying this resolution. No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part 2 of the report, to be offered in the order and manner specified.
08/04/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
08/04/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Labor Standards, Occupational Health and Safety.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
08/02/1994HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 103-650, Part II. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
08/02/1994HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Rules. H. Rept. 103-650, Part I.
08/02/1994HouseMr. Rose asked unanimous consent that the Committee on House Administration have until midnight on Aug. 2 to file a report on H.R. 4822. Agreed to without objection.
08/02/1994HouseCommittee on Government Operations Discharged.
07/29/1994HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Rules
07/29/1994HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Rules
07/28/1994HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 0.
Action By: Committee on House Administration
07/28/1994HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on House Administration
07/28/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/26/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Information, Justice, Transportation and Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Government Operations
07/25/1994HouseReferred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
07/25/1994HouseReferred to the House Committee on Rules.
07/25/1994HouseReferred to the House Committee on Government Operations.
07/25/1994HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
07/25/1994HouseReferred to the House Committee on House Administration.
07/25/1994HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (6)

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 Administration07/25/1994 Referred to
07/28/1994 Markup by
08/02/1994 Reported by H.Rept 103-650 Part 2
House Education and Labor07/25/1994 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor Standards, Occupational Health and Safety08/04/1994 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations08/04/1994 Referred to
House Government Operations07/25/1994 Referred to
House Government Operations Subcommittee on Information, Justice, Transportation, and Agriculture07/26/1994 Referred to
House Rules07/25/1994 Referred to
07/29/1994 Markup by
08/02/1994 Reported by H.Rept 103-650 Part 1
House Judiciary07/25/1994 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights07/28/1994 Referred to
Senate Governmental Affairs08/12/1994 Referred to
09/20/1994 Markup by
10/03/1994 Reported by S.Rept 103-397

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Subjects (86)


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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/03/1994)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Extension of Rights and Protections, and

Associated Procedures

Title II: Office of Congressional Fair Employment

Practices-Establishment and Operations

Title III: Administrative and Judicial Dispute-Resolution

Procedures

Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions

Congressional Accountability Act of 1994 - Title I: Extension of Rights and Protections, and Associated Procedures - Requires all personnel actions affecting covered employees to be made free from any discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap or disability. Defines a "covered employee" as an employee of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Architect of the Capitol, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), or the Office of Congressional Fair Employment Practices (the Office).

(Sec. 101) Provides that any intimidation of, or reprisal against, any covered employee because of the exercise of a right under this Act constitutes an unlawful employment practice.

Makes available the remedies awarded under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or a specified section of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as appropriate, for discrimination violations affecting covered employees. Prohibits punitive damages for such violations. Bars a covered employee from commencing an administrative or judicial proceeding to seek a remedy for prohibited practices, except as provided under this Act.

(Sec. 102) Applies the rights, protections, and remedies of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to covered employees.

(Sec. 104) Establishes the following exclusive procedures for remedy of violations of the laws described above: (1) employee counseling; (2) mediation; (3) filing of a formal complaint with the Office or filing of a civil action in the U.S. district court; and (4) appealing to the Board of Directors of the Office if aggrieved by a decision or to the U.S. Court of Appeals for review, subject to certain conditions.

(Sec. 105) Applies the rights and protections against discrimination in the provision of public services under the ADA to the Senate, the House, congressional joint committees, the Architect of the Capitol, the Capitol Guide Service, the Capitol Police, CBO, OTA, and the Office. Applies such rights and protections to any qualified individual with a disability, except that, with respect to claims of employment discrimination asserted by a covered employee, the exclusive remedies described above shall apply.

Makes remedies under such Act available for such violations and describes procedures to remedy such violations, inlcuding filing a charge with the General Counsel of the Office, mediation, and judicial review.

(Sec. 106) Directs each employing office and covered employee to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and applies such Act's duties, rights, protections, and remedies (except penalties) to such offices and employees. Establishes procedures for such remedies, including granting the General Counsel and the Board certain authorities exercised by the Secretary of Labor under such Act.

(Sec. 107) Applies the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute to employing offices and covered employees. Grants the Board and the General Counsel specified authorities under the Statute.

(Sec. 108) Directs the Board to study the application of the following laws to the General Accounting Office, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, and other entities in the legislative branch not covered by other parts of this title: (1) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (2) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; (3) the ADA; (4) the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; (5) the FLSA; (6) the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970; (7) the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute; and (8) the General Accounting Office Personnel Act of 1980.

Title II: Office of Congressional Fair Employment Practices-Establishment and Operations - Establishes the Office of Congressional Fair Employment Practices within the legislative branch.

(Sec. 207) Authorizes appropriations.

Title III: Administrative and Judicial Dispute-Resolution Procedures - Sets forth procedures for counseling, mediation, hearings, appeals to the Board, judicial review of Board decisions, and civil actions relating to violations described under title I.

(Sec. 307) Sets deadlines for: (1) making counseling requests; and (2) charging discrimination in public services or discrimination in exercising rights relating to occupational safety and health.

Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions - Sets forth procedures for the congressional consideration of Board rules to apply the statutory provisions of title I.

(Sec. 403) Establishes Settlements and Awards Reserve appropriation accounts in the Contingent Funds of the House and the Senate. Makes amounts in such accounts available for the payment of awards for settlements made under this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 404) Prohibits judicial review of actions taken pursuant to this Act, except in proceedings authorized under title III.

(Sec. 406) Provides that it shall not be a violation of any provision to consider the party affiliation, domicile, or political compatibility, with respect to employment decisions, of employees who are: (1) on the staff of the House or Senate leadership; (2) on the staff of congressional committees, joint committees, or subcommittees; (3) on the staff of Members of the House or Senators; (4) officers of the House or the Senate or elected or appointed congressional staff; or (5) applicants for any such positions.

(Sec. 407) Directs the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to retain full power with respect to the discipline of Members, officers, and employees for violating rules of the Senate and the House on nondiscrimination in employment.

(Sec. 408) Requires each report accompanying a bill or joint resolution reported by a House or Senate committee (except for the Committees on Appropriations or the Budget) to list the provisions of the bill that apply to the Congress and evaluate the impact of such provisions on the Congress or, in the case of provisions that are not applicable, state the reasons such provisions do not apply.