Bill Would Help Retired Federal Firefighters

The Federal Employees' Benefits Equity Act of 2001 (H.R. 2523), introduced in the House of Representatives on July 17, 2001, by Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) (the bill has 13 co-sponsors), would eliminate inequities in the Civil Service Retirement System for federal firefighters and certain other employees (law enforcement officers, air traffic controllers, nuclear materials couriers, members of the Supreme Court and Capitol police, and their survivors). It would specifically help 17 state of Ohio-certified federal firefighters whose jobs were abolished when the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, was closed in 1996.This situation has been brought to attention by Gary Schuld, a re...

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