Exception That Makes Rules

What's good for the country is often not good enough, or perhaps too good, for Capitol Hill. Congress exempts itself from a wide array of major federal laws, sometimes citing the doctrine of separation of powers or simply the need for loyal, compatible workers. The Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress has compiled a list of the exceptions. Highlights:

ACT Exemption for the Senate House

Age Discrimination in Employment LIMITED FULL

Americans with Disabilities LIMITED LIMITED

Civil Rights/Title VII LIMITED LIMITED

Employee Retirement Income Security FULL FULL

Equal Pay FULL LIMITED

Fair Labor Standards FULL LIMITED

Family and Medical Leave...

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