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 9, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Nugent

Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2011
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Summary (CRS)

3/9/2011--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

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Mar 9, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 981”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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