Democrats propose legislation to block Trump's Schedule F plans

Posted on AllSides August 2nd, 2022
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Six Democratic senators introduced legislation preventing federal civil service positions from being reclassified outside of a merit-based system, protecting tens of thousands of federal employees.

Why it matters: It follows reporting from Axios' Jonathan Swan on former President Trump's plans to replace huge chunks of government employees with his own army of tens of thousands of loyalists by establishing a new Schedule F employment category for federal employees.

The details: The new bill would prevent any position in the federal civil service from being reclassified outside of merit system principles without the express consent of Congress.

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