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H.R. 545: 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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Sponsor and status

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)

Introduced on Jan 15, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 15, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

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

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