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H.R. 5853 (101st): Railroad Workers’ Injury Compensation Act of 1990

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To repeal the Federal Employers' Liability Act, to provide for coverage of railroad employees' injury claims under individual State workers' compensation programs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Oct 17, 1990
101st Congress, 1989–1990
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 17, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Whittaker

Representative for Kansas's 5th congressional district




Oct 17, 1990

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H.R. 5853 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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