H.R. 1722 - Telework Enhancement Act of 2010

Government operations and politics. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
To require the head of each executive agency to establish and implement a policy under which employees shall be authorized to telework, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 29, 2010.

Telework Enhancement Act of 2010

H.R. 1722 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
To require the head of each executive agency to establish and implement a policy under which employees shall be authorized to telework, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To improve teleworking in executive agencies by developing a telework program that allows employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every 2 administrative workweeks, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Telework Improvements Act of 2009
  • Telework Improvements Act of 2010
  • Telework Improvements Act of 2010
  • Telework Enhancement Act of 2010
  • To require the head of each executive agency to establish and implement a policy under which employees shall be authorized to telework, and for other purposes.
Sponsor
John P. Sarbanes
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Commuting
  • Congressional oversight
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
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Major Actions
Introduced3/25/2009
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Failed passage in House5/06/2010
Passed House7/14/2010
Passed Senate9/29/2010
Passed House11/18/2010
Signed by President12/09/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act - Under Suspension of the Rules5/06/2010This bill DID NOT PASS the House
268 voted YES 147 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act7/14/2010This motion PASSED the House
303 voted YES 119 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.7/14/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act7/14/2010This bill PASSED the House
290 voted YES 131 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/29/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 4689 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/29/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act11/18/2010This bill PASSED the House
254 voted YES 152 voted NO 27 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/25/2009
3/25/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E764-765)
3/25/2009Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
5/04/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Post Office, and the District of Columbia.
3/24/2010Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
3/24/2010Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
4/14/2010Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/14/2010Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
5/04/2010Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government. H. Rept. 111-474.
Put on a legislative calendar5/04/2010Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 269.
5/05/2010Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
5/05/2010Considered under suspension of the rules.
5/05/2010DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1722.
5/05/2010At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5/06/2010Considered as unfinished business.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage5/06/2010On Passage - House - H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
7/13/2010Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1509 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1722 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
7/14/2010Rule H. Res. 1509 passed House.
7/14/2010Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1509.
7/14/2010Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1722 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
7/14/2010DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1722.
7/14/2010The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
7/14/2010Mr. Issa moved to recommit with instructions to Oversight and Government.
7/14/2010Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to add certain limitations to certain employees authorized to telework.
7/14/2010The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
select this voteVote7/14/2010On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act
7/14/2010Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Lynch.
select this voteVote7/14/2010On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/14/2010On Passage - House - H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act
7/15/2010Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
9/29/2010Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
9/29/2010Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/29/2010Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
9/29/2010Amendment SA 4689 proposed by Senator Durbin for Senator Akaka.
select this voteVote9/29/2010Amendment SA 4689 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/30/2010Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/18/2010Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1721, Mr. Lynch took from the Speaker's table H.R. 1722 with the Senate amendment thereto, and was recognized for a motion.
11/18/2010Mr. Lynch moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment
11/18/2010Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1721, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Lynch motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1722.
11/18/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to H.Res. 1721, further proceedings on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1722 has been postponed.
11/18/2010The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Presented to President11/18/2010Cleared for White House.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage11/18/2010On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 1722 Telework Improvements Act
Presented to President11/29/2010Presented to President.
Signed12/09/2010Signed by President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 717Lynch, Stephen [D-MA8]July 14, 2010Passed by voice vote on July 14, 2010.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 4689Akaka, Daniel [D-HI]September 29, 2010Passed by voice vote on September 28, 2010.

In the nature of a substitute.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$3,945,610
$500
$1,016,850
$4,962,960
$0
3 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Telework Enhancement Act of 2010: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

3 organizations supported this bill

American Federation of Government Employees
AFGE (2010, September 0). AFGE Urges Lawmakers to Expand Telework. Retrieved November 18, 2010, from AFGE.
Federal Managers Association
Federal Daily (2010, November 18). Senate Passes Telework Bill. Retrieved November 18, 2010, from Federal Daily.
Telework Exchange
Hall, Lanier (2010, November 18). Telework Exchange Commends Congress for passing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2010, from Telework Exchange.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$43,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$46,250$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$11,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$24,450$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$31,850$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$66,397$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$147,013$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$8,550$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$42,141$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$6,550$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$194,350$0Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$47,690$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$110,962$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$3,550$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$18,475$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$88,860$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$89,800$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$24,845$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$181,045$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$31,650$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$1,450$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$7,900$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$49,581$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,700$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$82,307$0Yes
John CornynRTX$69,525$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$6,600$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$9,712$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$40,800$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$18,100$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$100,096$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$5,800$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$129,530$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$55,044$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$83,996$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$90,286$0Yes
Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$17,267$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$14,300$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$51,950$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$37,000$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$16,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$45,850$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$13,081$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$45,100$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$41,600$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$12,300$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$25,550$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$41,370$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$84,750$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$52,386$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$78,351$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$33,050$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$30,600$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$62,000$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$105,944$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$72,901$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$34,767$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$36,010$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$80,497$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$105,113$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$159,100$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$65,738$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$61,150$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$28,600$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$178,000$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$40,800$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$89,444$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$29,100$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$20,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$139,950$0Yes
Jim RischRID$5,014$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,350$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$49,750$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$21,440$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$21,800$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$32,810$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$71,345$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$9,675$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,550$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$34,120$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$88,808$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$56,402$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$11,994$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$96,246$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$95,657$0Yes
David VitterRLA$18,500$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$8,000$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$130,250$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$92,699$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$58,610$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$52,067$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$17,899$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$43,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$46,250$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$11,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$24,450$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$31,850$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$66,397$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$147,013$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$8,550$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$42,141$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$6,550$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$194,350$0Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$47,690$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$110,962$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$3,550$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$18,475$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$88,860$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$89,800$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$24,845$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$181,045$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$31,650$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$1,450$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$7,900$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$49,581$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,700$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$82,307$0Yes
John CornynRTX$69,525$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$6,600$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$9,712$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$40,800$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$18,100$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$100,096$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$5,800$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$129,530$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$55,044$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$83,996$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$90,286$0Yes
Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$17,267$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$14,300$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$1,000$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$51,950$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$37,000$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$16,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$45,850$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$13,081$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$45,100$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$41,600$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$12,300$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$25,550$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$41,370$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$84,750$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$52,386$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$78,351$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$33,050$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$30,600$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$62,000$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$105,944$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$72,901$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$34,767$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$36,010$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$80,497$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$105,113$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$159,100$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$65,738$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$61,150$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$28,600$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$178,000$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$40,800$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$89,444$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$29,100$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$20,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$139,950$0Yes
Jim RischRID$5,014$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,350$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$49,750$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$21,440$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$21,800$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$32,810$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$71,345$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$9,675$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,550$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$34,120$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$88,808$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$56,402$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$11,994$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$96,246$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$95,657$0Yes
David VitterRLA$18,500$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$8,000$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$130,250$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$92,699$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$58,610$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$52,067$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$17,899$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Civil servant/public employee$3,945,610
Federal employees unions$1,016,850
Civil service & government unions$500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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