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S. 419: Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers Act of 2021

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A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a full annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers.

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Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Inhofe

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 24, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Nov 3, 2021

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47 Cosponsors (24 Republicans, 23 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Murray Reintroduces CONTRACT Act to Support Air Traffic Controllers
    — Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 2, 2021

Brownley Applauds Committee Passage of the CONTRACT Act
    — Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26] on Nov 18, 2022

Cheney Presses Military Leaders On GBSD & Afghanistan; Affirms Gen. Milley For Saying What Happened On Jan. 6th Was An Attack Against The Constitution
    — Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY] on Jun 23, 2021

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Feb 24, 2021

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Nov 3, 2021
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