H.R. 981 (112th): To allow Members of Congress to decline certain retirement benefits and contributions by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

Mar 09, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Richard Nugent
Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on March 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 09, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 09, 2011

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Congress is Not a Career Act - Redefines "Member of Congress" under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) with respect to the exclusion from the meaning of "Member" of any a Member of the House of Representatives, including a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to Congress, who opts out of FERS, but only if he or she served as a Member before the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004.
Repeals the requirement of service before enactment of such Act. (Thus, allows Members to opt out of FERS benefits regardless of when they have been elected.)
Amends the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Agency Contributions requirements to permit a Member of Congress to elect irrevocably, by written notice to the official by whom such Member is paid, not to receive TSP contributions.

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