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HR 249 - Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 - Key Vote

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Hakeem Jeffries voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (250-159) - (Key vote)

Title: Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits any individual who has a delinquent tax debt from being an employee of the federal government, effective 9 months after enactment.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any individual who has a “seriously delinquent tax debt” from being appointed to or continuing to serve as an employee of a government “agency” (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “seriously delinquent tax debt” as an outstanding debt for which a notice of lien has been filed in public records (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “agency” as the following (Sec. 2):
    • An Executive agency;
    • The United States Postal Service;
    • The Postal Regulatory Commission; and
    • An employing authority in the legislative branch.
  • Requires each agency to provide for the review of public records to determine if a notice of lien is on file for an employee or an applicant for employment (Sec. 2).
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013

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