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H.R. 545 (116th): Financial Relief for Feds Act of 2019

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To allow penalty-free distributions from retirement accounts in the case of Federal employees and certain Federal contractors impacted by the Federal Government shutdown.

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Pete Olson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jan 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 15, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Congressman Courtney Votes to End Partial Government Shutdown
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 23, 2019

Reps. Olson, Beyer & Perlmutter Act To Help Federal Employees Hurt By The Partial Government Shutdown
    — Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 15, 2019

Perlmutter Introduces Bill to Provide Financial Relief to Federal Employees Impacted by Partial Shutdown
    — Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 15, 2019

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Jan 15, 2019

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

H.R. 545 (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. 545. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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