Legislative Bill Tracker

Below is a list of AFGE-endorsed legislation supporting federal and D.C. government workers that has been introduced in the 117th Congress:


Equal COLA Act

  • What it would do: Revises the formula used to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for annuities paid under the Federal Employees Retirement System to achieve parity with COLAs paid under the Civil Service Retirement System
HR 304 NA  Introduced

Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act

  • What it would do: Provide federal workers with a 3.2% pay raise in 2022
HR 392 S 561     Introduced

 Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act      

  • What it would do: Ensure that all hours worked by federal fighters are counted toward retirement, including mandatory overtime
HR 393 NA  Introduced

 First Responder Fair RETIRE Act

  • What it would do: Ensure that federal firefighters, law enforcement officials, Border Patrol officers, and other federal first responders qualify for full retirement benefits if they are injured on the job
HR 521 S 129      Introduced

Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act        

  • What it would do: Expand the newly enacted benefit that provided federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave to include other reasons covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including care for close family members, serious employee health conditions, and for circumstances that arise when the employee or a family member is detailed for covered duty in the armed forces 
HR 564 S 1158  Introduced

 Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act

  • What it would do: Provide TSA employees with full Title 5 workplace rights and protections, put employees on the General Schedule pay scale, and provide for third-party review of workforce disciplinary matters
HR 903 NA  Introduced

 Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act

  • What it would do: Expand the definition of law enforcement officer under Title 5 of the U.S. Code to include all federal employees who are authorized to carry a firearm and whose duties involve the investigation or apprehension of suspected or convicted individuals
HR 962 NA  Introduced

Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act           

  • What it would do: Require the Office of Personnel Management to create a classification that more accurately reflects the vital role of wildland firefighters
HR 938 NA  Introduced

 COST of Relocations Act

  • What it would do: Require federal agencies to conduct a benefit-cost analysis on relocations involving the movement of employment positions to different areas
HR 1272 S 392

Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act

  • What it would do: Establish a fund to compensate all essential workers, personnel, and their families who were required to leave their homes to do their jobs and became sick or died as a result of COVID-19
HR 1357 S 476 Introduced

Safe Line Speeds During COVID–19 Act                                                                                  

  • What it would do: Suspend all current and future USDA waivers and regulations that allow companies to increase production line speeds at meatpacking plants during the COVID-19 pandemic
HR 1815 S 713 Introduced

VA Employee Fairness Act

  • What it would do: Restore full collective bargaining rights to VA employees who are under Title 38.
 HR 1948 S. 771        Introduced

Federal Firefighter Fairness Act

  • What it would do: Ensure that federal firefighters are covered by workers' compensation if they are harmed in the line of duty or fall ill as a result of their service.
HR 2499 S 1116 Introduced

Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act            

  • What it would do: Direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop guidance for firefighters and other emergency response personnel on best practices to protect them from exposure to PFAS and to limit and prevent the release of PFAS into the environment
NA S 231

Federal Firefighter Flexibility and Fairness Act

  • What it would do: Allow federal firefighters to trade shifts across multiple pay periods without decreasing their regular pay or triggering overtime pay requirements
NA S 838

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