ALL CIRCUIT REVIEW ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 97
(Senate - June 12, 2018)

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                         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.)

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                               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.

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