Aug. 1, 2013(Key vote)
Title: Stop Government Abuse Act
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that limits discretionary monetary payments, amends investigative leave procedures, and authorizes an individual to record government officials.
Prohibits a discretionary monetary payment from being made to a government official during a sequestration period that would result in compensation that is above 105 percent of the total regular pay of the official (Sec. 102).
Authorizes an agency to place a government official on investigative leave for no more than 90 days without pay if the misconduct of the employee is “flagrant” and intentional (Sec. 202).
Specifies that participation in a phone or in-person conversation by a government employee acting in an official capacity constitutes consent to a recording of the interaction (Sec. 301).