House Oversight Committee Passes Bills Supporting Wounded Veterans in the Federal Workforce and Improved Transparency of Unfunded Federal Mandates

Published: Jan 27, 2015

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup today on the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act [H.R. 50] and The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 [H.R. 313].

The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act amends the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 in order to make transparent the costs and liabilities associated with unfunded mandates. The legislation was approved by the Committee. [BACKGROUND on H.R. 50]

View Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) statement on H.R. 50 here.

The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 provides newly hired veterans in the civilian federal workforce, with a disability rating of 30% or greater, with 13 days of sick leave for medical treatment associated with their disability. Federal employees begin with a zero sick leave balance, leaving many disabled veterans beginning civilian jobs with insufficient sick leave to attend medical appointments. The legislation was approved by the Committee. [BACKGROUND on H.R. 313]

View Congressman Blake Farenthold’s  (TX-27) statement on H.R. 313 here.