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CARBAJAL’S FEDERAL FIREFIGHTER FAIRNESS ACT SIGNED INTO LAW
Bipartisan measure ensures federal firefighters enjoy the same access to benefits as their non-federal counterparts
Today, President Joe Biden signed into law a measure authored by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) to improve disability and retirement benefits for federal firefighters by ensuring they receive the same access to job-related disability and retirement benefits as state, county, and municipal firefighters.
The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021 was introduced by Carbajal and Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE), Mark Takano (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in April 2021.
The measure, which Carbajal has sponsored since his first year in Congress, first passed the House in May 2022, and again as a part of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.
Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are the lead sponsors of a bipartisan companion bill in the U.S. Senate.Read the full release here.