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house Bill H.R. 135

Changing How Federal Agencies Deal With Workplace Discrimination

Argument in favor

This bill increases federal agencies’ ability to take action against discrimination and retaliation. Everyone deserves to feel safe in the workplace, especially when they are reporting instances of discrimination or retaliation.

DrCindyBean's Opinion
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01/06/2019
Absolutely support this bill for more protections for Federal workers.
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Eric's Opinion
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01/15/2019
More protections for our workers never hurt anybody
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Mary ann's Opinion
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01/07/2019
I work at environment where retaliation happens regularly. And it is a federal government job!!
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Argument opposed

Discrimination and retaliation in the workplace are bad things, yes. But there are already departments tasked with enforcing these rules in the federal government. Creating more bureaucracy isn’t the answer.

ldawg70's Opinion
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01/16/2019
This seems to be another farce the Dems are brewing; basically trying to “chase the ambulance” on everything that resembles “a cause.” Isn’t there already a law that protects employees from reprisals?
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Mindy's Opinion
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01/16/2019
Why are we voting on bills that already exist in this area just more redundancy.
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Tim's Opinion
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01/16/2019
No. Make it purely based on behavior. Are you doing the job or not?
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed January 15th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 424 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019

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    If all this bill did was ban non-disclosure agreements within government agencies it would be worth it.
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    I fully support this bill.
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    A good idea that depends heavily on exactly how it is implemented. Trump could easily screw it up--on purpose.
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    Do not create extra bureaucracy to deal with a problem that is sufficiently addressed by existing agencies.
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    Why would a CBO estimate be unavailable?
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    No, no, NO! Good God, NOOO! We don't need new laws and departments redundant to our existing laws and departments. The government is already way too large, way too bureaucratic, and way too ineffectual and wasteful in virtually everything it touches. A few years after installing this nonsense, you'd be asking to make NEW laws and department to make sure TODAY's new ones are doing THEIR job of keeping the original laws and departments enforced. It never ends with useless statists and their ever-growing police state.
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    Protect people in the workplace. Make the workplace more modern and safer.
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    Too much government already.
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    A system in which those victimized by discrimination can see in real time that their complaints are being addressed is essential. When people are merely told that the complaint will be handled and not given any further information there is a lack of closure and security needed to feel safe at the workplace. Bureaucracy may oft slow down processes, but in this case the new agency is given all necessary freedoms to do their job swiftly and effectively, with a mandate to do so.
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    Discrimination and retaliation in the workplace are bad things, yes. But there are already departments tasked with enforcing these rules in the federal government. Creating more bureaucracy isn’t the answer.
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    It is up to each individual. They need to learn how to stand up for themselves. If you know you are right, then stand your ground!
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    it is just a given that employes have the right to be comfotable at work respect sems to be a lost word
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    Thank you for running constructive government during a chaotic period in our country’s history. Absolutely wonderful bill!
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    Less federal workers period. Downsize government.
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    Nope
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    It’s a shame we need s law to do the right thing! But....
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    I am for this yet I am not. I have worked in many of different work places some really bad. I worked for a civilian contractor and I was the only female on our crew and I was white. My boss harrassed me constantly. I would complain to his boss and I was the one that got fired. It doesn't always help to complain. I was in the military for 28 years and I was in some hostile places. Mostly I would be the only female for them to harass.
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    Yes
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    Ridiculous bill! Do you really think that the federal agency investigating discrimination within its ranks when it is already under public scrutiny would report the truth or find itself guilty and then post it??!! Come on! That’s ludicrous! it is already very difficult for federal employees to have a ruling in their favor and it is very difficult and expensive to prove discrimination even when its egregious. Federal lawyers and judges are adept in protecting the Agencies.
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    Of course
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