Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

House of Representatives

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.585)

 

The Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.585; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 420-0 (To view how your representative voted visit: 568) on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  The measure would boost protections for whistleblowers in the civil service, with a focus on shielding Department of Veterans Affairs employees who challenge their supervisors’ policies and actions.  

 

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.585)

 

The House of Representatives on October 12, 2017, defeated an amendment to the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.585; Text of Legislation) on an 190-232 (To view how your representative voted visit: 567).  The amendment would have protected civil servants who reveal information on improper travel by political appointees in the executive branch including cabinet members.  The measure followed Tom Price’s resignation as secretary of Health and Human Services over disclosures that he had taken charter and military flights costing taxpayers more than $1 million, and amid questions raised over taxpayer-funded travel by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment (House Resolution569)

 

The House of Representatives  approved the Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2266, with an amendment (House Resolution569; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, October 12, 2017, on a 353-69 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 566).  The measure appropriated $36.5 billion to fund recovery from hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma and wildfires in California.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

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The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):