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Titles (2)

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Federal Employees' Political Activities Act

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A bill to restore to Federal civilian employees their rights to participate, as private citizens, in the political life of the Nation, to protect Federal civilian employees from improper political solicitations, and for other purposes.

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04/10/1975Introduced in House

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04/10/1975Referred to House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
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04/10/1975Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Rep. Aspin, Les [D-WI-1]
Rep. Beard, Edward [D-RI-2]

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House Post Office and Civil Service04/10/1975 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/10/1975)

Federal Employees Political Activities Act - Provides that Federal employees may not request political contributions from other Federal employees, provided, however, that Federal employees may make political contributions of their own volition.

Prohibits the use of official authority or influence on the part of Federal employees to affect elections. Provides that such prohibition applies to employees of the United States Postal Service. Provides that such employees may, take an active part in political management or in political campaigns in their roles as private citizens. Defines the phrase "an active part in political management or in political campaigns".

Provides as a penalty for violation of this Act not less than 30 days' suspension without pay or removal upon a unanimous vote of the Civil Service Commission, with prosecution in the discretion of the Attorney General.