House rejects telework bill

By Max Cacas Reporter Federal News Radio

By a 268-147 vote, the House on Thursday voted down HR 1722, the Telework Improvements Act.

The bill failed because, under House rules governing non-controversial legislation considered under the suspension calendar, the measure failed to win a two-thirds majority of the lawmakers voting.

Rep. John Sarbanes (D.-Md.), the primary co-author of the bill, is convinced that the Telework Bill unexpectedly became a...

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