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Two Chaffetz bills aimed at helping law enforcement signed into law
House Oversight Committee - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Obama signed two Chaffetz-sponsored bills into law: H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 and H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act of 2016.
“I have great respect for the hard working individuals at both the FBI and Secret Service. The whistleblower protections in the FBI have not kept up with the rest of government — and that is why we need a change. Whistleblowers should be treated the same as every government employee and this bill will protect them, just as Congress intended in 1978.
“The Secret Service has a zero fail mission — to protect the president and other protectees at all costs. This past election cycle, employees worked significant overtime carrying out their mission and were not properly compensated. This bill offers relief by raising the statutory cap on overtime so those employees can receive proper compensation for their hard work during the 2016 cycle.
“I am proud to see these bills become law and appreciate the bicameral, bipartisan work that made these bills a reality.”
H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016:
H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act of 2016: