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S. 439: Members of Congress Pension Opt Out Clarification Act

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A bill to allow Members of Congress to opt out of the Federal Employees Retirement System, and allow Members who opt out of the Federal Employees Retirement System to continue to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Mike Braun

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Indiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 19, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate on December 19, 2019 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 439 will save $4 million through 2024.

History

Feb 12, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jul 24, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 28, 2019
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 19, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 439 is 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 S. 439. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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