June 12, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 97 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
ALL CIRCUIT REVIEW ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 97
(Senate - June 12, 2018)
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[Pages S3861-S3862] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] ALL CIRCUIT REVIEW ACT Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Calendar No. 377, H.R. 2229. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title. The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows: A bill (H.R. 2229) to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill, which had been reported from the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, with an amendment, as follows: (The part of the bill intended to be inserted is shown in italic.) [[Page S3862]] H.R. 2229 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``All Circuit Review Act''. SEC. 2. JUDICIAL REVIEW OF MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD DECISIONS RELATING TO WHISTLEBLOWERS. (a) In General.--Section 7703(b)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking ``During the 5-year period beginning on the effective date of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, a petition'' and inserting ``A petition''. (b) Director Review.--Section 7703(d)(2) of such title is amended by striking ``During the 5-year period beginning on the effective date of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, this paragraph'' and inserting ``This paragraph''. (c) Retroactive Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if enacted on November 26, 2017. Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the committee-reported amendment be agreed to, the bill, as amended, be considered read a third time and passed, and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The committee-reported amendment was agreed to. The amendment was ordered to be engrossed and the bill to be read a third time. The bill was read the third time. The bill (H.R. 2229), as amended, was passed. ____________________