The Senate DoD bill also contains two provisions not in the House bill regarding veterans preference, including one that “would limit the application of points for preference eligible hiring to the first appointment of a preference eligible candidate in a permanent position in the competitive service,” as a Senate report describes it. That could impact not only those who have preference and who are seeking a different federal job but also other candidates for those positions who do not have preference, since they no longer would be at a disadvantage versus those who do. A second provision would repeal a “national emergency”-based exception to the general policy against hiring military retirees into federal jobs within 180 days of their retirement, out of concern that the exception has been overused.