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H.R. 521: First Responder Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned Act


To permit disabled law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers, nuclear materials couriers, members of the Capitol Police, members of the Supreme Court Police, employees of the Central Intelligence Agency performing intelligence activities abroad or having specialized security requirements, and diplomatic security special agents of the Department of State to receive retirement benefits in the same manner as if they had not been disabled.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Gerald Connolly

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 23, 2022
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Nov 17, 2022

This bill was passed by Congress on November 17, 2022 and goes to the President next.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

26 Cosponsors (20 Democrats, 6 Republicans)

Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Connolly Legislation to Guarantee Fair Retirement for Federal First Responders Injured on the Job
    — Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2022

U.S. House passes First Responder Fair RETIRE Act
    — Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12] on Jul 13, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, july 12, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 11, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 521 will add $11 million in new spending through 2032.

History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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May 11, 2022
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 8, 2022
 
Text Published

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Jul 12, 2022
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Aug 3, 2022
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Sep 28, 2022
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Nov 17, 2022
 
Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 521 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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