SENATE INTRODUCES NEW BILL TO MAKE IT EASIER TO FIRE VA EMPLOYEES - May 11, 2017
Bipartisan Senate Group Unveils New Bill to Speed Up VA Firing, Bonus Recoupment
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation on Thursday to ease the firing of employees of the Veterans Affairs Department, taking a more worker-friendly approach to win backing from lawmakers across the political spectrum.
The 2017 VA Accountability and Whistleblower Accountability Act follows a similar bill the House approved by mostly partisan lines in March. Unlike the Senate bill, the House measure did not have any Democratic cosponsors and just 10 Democrats voted for it.