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Democrats revive anti-Schedule F bill, with a few tweaks and a new name

February 14, 2023

Congressional Democrats renewed their push to prevent any future version of the Trump administration’s Schedule F executive order.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced the Saving the Civil Service Act on Tuesday. The legislation aims to block presidential administrations from ordering agencies to reclassify federal positions outside merit system principles, unless given Congressional approval.

“Our dedicated federal workers help keep our government running, protect our national security and provide essential services to Americans like administering Social Security benefits,” Kaine said in a press statement. “I’m introducing legislation to protect the merit-based federal hiring system and help ensure our federal workers are hired based on their qualifications, not their politics.”

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