S. 1116: Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021

CBO Score

$27 million

Date of Report

Thu September 8th, 2022

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

117th Congress

A bill to amend chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of such employees duty, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Thomas Carper — D — DE

Provides federal workers' compensation to firefighters who contract certain illnesses as a result of their service. Specifically, the bill provides that (1) heart disease, lung disease, and specified cancers of federal employees employed in fire protection activities for at least 5 years are presumed to be proximately caused by such employment if the employee is diagnosed with the disease within 10 years of employment; and (2) the disabilit...

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