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H.R. 1174 (116th): Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019

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To amend chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employee's duty, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Salud Carbajal

Sponsor. Representative for California's 24th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Feb 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Carbajal to Announce Bill Expanding Disability Benefits for Federal Firefighters
    — Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24] (Sponsor) on Apr 23, 2019

Rep. McKinleys Bill To Designate An Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Headed To Presidents Desk
    — Rep. David McKinley [R-WV1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2019

Senators Carper, Collins Reintroduce Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] on Jun 25, 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1174 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1174. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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