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S. 439: End Plush Retirements Act

How well do you know S. 439? Use this study guide to find out.

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What would this bill do?

  1. In a few words, what would you say is the subject of this bill?
  2. This bill is only 3 pages long. Are you able to understand it? Does being short make the bill less significant?
  3. Who is this bill likely to impact?
  4. Is this bill important?

What else do you know about this bill?

  1. What do you know about the sponsor? Is this the kind of bill you would expect from them? Why or why not?
  2. A stakeholder organization has made a statement about this bill. What is their relationship to the bill? How does their perspective help you understand the bill? Is anyone talking about the bill off of GovTrack?
  3. What kind of expert would be able to tell you more about the policies this bill would impact?

What can you do about this bill?

  1. What can your Member of Congress do to impact this bill? (Hint: Are your representative or senators on a committee this bill was assigned to?)
  2. What organizations are working to impact the passage of this bill?

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