Congressional Coverage Legislation: Applying Laws to Congress : Hearing Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on S. 29, S. 103, S. 579, S. 2071, and S. 2194, June 29, 1994

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Página 236 - Freedom of speech and debate in Congress shall not be impeached or questioned in any Court, or place out of Congress, and the members of Congress shall be protected in their persons from arrests and imprisonments, during the time of their going to and from, and attendance on Congress, except for treason, felony, or breach of
Página 8 - They can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of
Página 9 - and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples, but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature, as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate anything but liberty.
Página 239 - Title VII is violated when the workplace is "permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim's employment and create an abusive working environment" Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.,
Página 304 - makes it the responsibility of the head of each federal agency to establish and maintain an effective and comprehensive occupational safety and health program which is consistent with the national standards promulgated by the Secretary
Página 366 - an employee whose work requires "knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction
Página 245 - If a current or former Senate employee or applicant for employment perceives that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age (40 or over), disability, or intimidation or reprisal, or if the person feels that his or her
Página 232 - the framers of our constitution . . . [took] care to provide that the laws should bind equally on all, and especially that those who make them shall not exempt themselves from their operation.
Página 365 - an individual employed by an agency having authority in the interest of the agency to hire, direct, assign, promote, reward, transfer, furlough, layoff, recall, suspend, discipline, or remove employees, to adjust their grievances, or to effectively recommend such action, if the exercise of the authority is not merely routine or clerical in nature but requires the consistent exercise of independent judgment.
Página 367 - the right to form, join, or assist any labor organization, or to refrain from any such activity, freely and without fear of penalty or reprisal, and each employee shall be protected in the exercise of such right.

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