AMENDMENT NO.llll Calendar No.lll Purpose: To … – Senator Jeff Flake

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MDM18A52 S.L.C.
AMENDMENT NO. [llll] Calendar No. [lll]
Purpose: To require the Chief Executive Officer of the United
States Agency for Global Media [JB: see] to submit a quarterly
report to Congress regarding employees who have been
placed on administrative leave for more than 45 days
without a formal disciplinary determination.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES—115th Cong., 2d Sess.
S. 3654
To amend the United States International Broadcasting Act
of 1994, to avoid the duplication of public diplomacy [JB emphasis]
programs and efforts, to improve the research and evaluation
of public diplomacy, and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on llllllllll and
ordered to be printed
Ordered to lie on the table and to be printed
AMENDMENT intended to be proposed by Mr. FLAKE
Viz:
1 At the end of the bill, add the following:
2 SEC. 8. REPORT ON UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR GLOBAL
3 MEDIA EMPLOYEES SUSPENDED OR PLACED
4 ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.
5 (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 30 days after the
6 date of the enactment of this Act and every 90 days there7
after, the Chief Executive Officer of the United States
8 Agency for Global Media shall brief, or submit a report
9 to, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and
2
MDM18A52 S.L.C.
1 the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Rep2
resentatives on any employee of the Agency or Agency
3 Grantee Network who has been suspended or placed on
4 administrative leave for more than 45 days without a for5
mal disciplinary determination for writing or approving
6 content in programming inconsistent with the Agency’s
7 mission to ‘‘inform, engage, and connect people around the
8 world in support of freedom and democracy’’.
9 (b) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—The briefing or re10
port required under subsection (a) shall include informa11
tion regarding—
12 (1) the suspended employee’s employment sta13
tus; and
14 (2) the reasons for the Agency’s failure to make
15 a formal disciplinary determination.
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