S. 2979 (96th): A bill to amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to assure sufficient resources to pay current and future benefits and to extend certain cost-of-living increases.


Jul 25, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 25, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Howard Metzenbaum
Senator from Ohio

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
7/25/1980--Introduced.Amends the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 to extend specified cost-of-living increases for railroad employee annuitants.Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase the excise tax paid by employers on employees' ...

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H.R. 7793 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 1980

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Jul 25, 1980


17 cosponsors (14D, 3R) (show)
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