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

HR 392 S 561     Introduced

 Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act      

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        

HR 564 S 1158  Introduced

Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act

HR 903 S 1856  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

 Law Enforcement Officer Equity Act

HR 962 S. 1888  Introduced

Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021         

  • What it would do: Require federal agencies to develop and post on its website worker safety plans related to the coronavirus, including descriptions of personal protective equipment provided to employees and contractors; protections for employees whose work requires them to travel off-site; testing, contact tracing, and vaccination protocols; and continuity of operations plans                               
HR 978  S 2343  Introduced

Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

  • What it would do: Require the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a federal standard that directs health care and social service employers to implement a workplace violence prevention plan and protect workers who report violence from retaliation 
H.R. 1195
NA Passed House

 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

Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration (FASTER) Act

  • What it would do: End the diversion of revenues from airline passenger security fees to pay for unrelated government spending, ensuring that these fees are used solely for aviation security, and allow the TSA administrator to use revenue from the September 11 Security Fee to pay TSO salaries during any government shutdown
HR 1813
NA 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

 HR 1948 S. 771        Introduced

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
HR 2059 S 838

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

Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act

  • What it would do: Amend federal law so the survivors of Transportation Security Officers can receive public safety officers' death benefits like those offered to the families of fallen firefighters, police officers, FBI agents, and state troopers 
HR 2616
NA Introduced

VA Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor Modernization Act

  • What it would do: Remove a workforce cap on EEO counselors at the Department of Veterans Affairs, allowing the agency to place additional counselors in the regional offices around the country
HR 2788 NA Passed House

Locality Pay Equity Act

HR 3086 S 1561 Introduced

Eric's Law

  • What it would do: Allow prosecutors to impanel a second jury if a jury in a federal death penalty case fails to reach a unanimous decision on a sentence, thereby potentially avoiding situations where those convicted of violent crimes escape further punishment because they are already serving a life sentence
HR 3151 S 1595 Introduced

Veterans Affairs Continuing Professional Education Modernization Act

HR 3693 NA 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

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