BPA Reform Act Mark-Up Cancelled
As reported by Congressional Quarterly and GovTracker.com, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act was scheduled for mark-up on May 21, 2014; however, we found out that it was unexpectedly cancelled. It appears that the mark-up was cancelled due to the objections of a Senator on the committee that was scheduled to mark-up the bill. As you can see, in order to get a bill passed into law, it takes a huge effort involving a coalition of members of Congress to come together and agree; yet to kill a Bill, it can take just one member of Congress to ensure that the proposed legislation never sees the light of day. This has been a long and arduous process, but the NBPC is committed to doing everything it can to stabilize our pay and ensure that our efforts are not abandoned.