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H.R. 2900: REEF Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 28, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2900

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 28, 2021

(for herself, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Payne, Mr. DeFazio, and Mr. Bacon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To permanently exempt payments made from the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Account from sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

1.

Short titles

This Act may be cited as the Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness Act or the REEF Act.

2.

Treatment of payments from the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Account

(a)

Amendments

Section 235 of the Continued Assistance to Rail Workers Act of 2020 (subchapter III of title II of division N of Public Law 116–260) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

by striking paragraphs (1) and (2); and

(B)

by striking subsection (a)— and inserting subsection (a) shall take effect 7 days after the date of enactment of the Continued Assistance to Rail Workers Act of 2020.; and

(2)

by striking subsection (c).

(b)

Applicability

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply as if enacted on the date before the date on which the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID–19) outbreak declared by the President on March 13, 2020, under the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) terminates.