Congressman intimidating a federal employee

104–132, § 723(a)(1), inserted “or conspires” after “attempts”. Section 351 of Title 18, United States Code, makes it a Federal offense to kill or kidnap a Member of Congress, a Member-of-Congress elect, certain specified executive branch officials, a major Presidential or Vice Presidential candidate, a Justice of the Supreme Court or a person nominated to be a Justice.Young interns hoping to build their resumes aren’t the only workers who may find out that seemingly standard workplace protections don’t in fact apply to them.

In addition, § 115(a)(2) of Title 18 was expanded, as of April 24, 1996, to cover assault, kidnapping, and murder, as well as attempts to kidnap or murder or threats to assault, kidnap, or murder, any former Federal employee, including any former Member or employee of Congress or former Justice or employee of the Supreme Court, with intent to retaliate against such person on account of the performance of official duties. Anyone who has ever had to fill out paperwork for a new job knows that it is a daunting task.Pages of forms filled with jargon outlining roles and responsibilities can seem like an unnecessary formality.“These firsthand accounts give the victims of abusive conduct by a federal land managing official a chance to tell their story to Congress.Status quo agency oversight, policies and procedures are inadequate for addressing or deterring employee abuses and may instead embolden overreaching or malicious employee behavior with little risk of retribution for their actions.” Witnesses highlighted examples of flagrant intimidation met by citizens who refuse to surrender their constitutional rights, land and water rights, grazing permits and other multiple-use benefits.