Erich Wagner

House Republicans Vote to Turn Back Time on Telework Policies

The House voted 221-206, mostly along party lines, to pass legislation requiring federal agencies to revert to their pre-pandemic telework policies, although the measure is likely to meet stiff resistance in the Democratically controlled Senate. The Stopping Home Office Work’s Unproductive Problems Act (H.R. 139), introduced by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), would require agencies to “reinstate and apply the telework policies, practices and levels . . . in effect on December 31, 2019” within 30 days of the bill’s enactment.