H. R. 6656
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 1, 2020
Mrs. Demings (for herself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Titus, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Norton, Mr. Correa, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Watson Coleman, and Ms. Tlaib) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To ensure Transportation Security Administration employees who contract COVID–19 are entitled to appropriate workers’ compensation and other benefits, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Coronavirus Workers’ Compensation for TSA Employees Act.
Workers’ compensation for TSA employees who contract COVID–19
Any Transportation Security Administration employee described in subsection (b) who is diagnosed with COVID–19 during the period between January 30, 2020, and January 30, 2022, shall, upon application, presumptively be entitled to disability compensation, medical services, and any other benefit provided under subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code.
A Transportation Security Administration employee described in this subsection is any of the following:
A transportation security officer.
A Federal air marshal.
A canine handler.
Any employee carrying out duties that require substantial contact with the public.
The Secretary of Labor shall approve any claim of reasonable legal or other services furnished with respect to a case, claim, or award for any Transportation Security Administration employee under this section.