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H.R. 657 - Follow the Rules Act
Introduced: 2017-05-02
Bill Status: Passed

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on March 29, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Follow the Rules Act

(Sec. 2) This bill extends the prohibition against a person taking, failing to take, or threatening to take or fail to take a personnel action against any employee or applicant for employment for refusing to obey an order that would require the individual to violate a law to personnel actions against such an individual for refusing to obey an order that would violate a rule or regulation.

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H. R. 657


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and seventeen

    To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain protections against prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Follow the Rules Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibited personnel action based on ordering individual to violate rule or regulation.

(a) In general.—Subparagraph (D) of section 2302(b)(9) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting “, rule, or regulation” after “law”.

(b) Technical correction.—Such subparagraph is further amended by striking “for”.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.  


Vice President of the United States and   
President of the Senate.

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