A bill that would allow federal employees with “seriously delinquent tax debts” to be fired, took a nose dive this week as the House failed to get a two-thirds majority vote to pass the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act. Republicans who support the bill said it’s necessary to hold federal employees at a higher standard, while Democrats argue that firing them would make it harder to collect the debt owed. Nearly 107,000 federal workers owe $1 billion in tax debt. Read more (The Hill).
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