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Federal Employees Civil Relief Act


January 9, 2019


A bill to suspend the enforcement of certain civil liabilities of Federal employees and contractors during a lapse in appropriations, and for other purposes.

Our Position



FMA is strongly in favor of this bill aimed to protect feds from creditors and landlords during the partial government shutdown in the event that they are unable to pay their bills.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 31

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  • Feb. 28, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Duckworth, (D-Ill.)
  • Jan. 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Durbin, (D-Ill.)Rosen, (D-Nev.)Wyden, (D-Ore.)
    Peters, G. (D-Mich.)Sanders, (I-Vt.)
  • Jan. 15, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Feinstein, (D-Calif.)Merkley, (D-Ore.)Warren, (D-Mass.)
    Gillibrand, (D-N.Y.)Reed, J. (D-R.I.)Whitehouse, (D-R.I.)
    Jones, (D-Ala.)Smith, (D-Minn.)
    Menendez, (D-N.J.)Udall, (D-N.M.)
  • Jan. 10, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Blumenthal, (D-Conn.)Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)
    Kaine, (D-Va.)Schumer, (D-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 9, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 11

    Baldwin, (D-Wis.)Cortez Masto, (D-Nev.)Murphy, C. (D-Conn.)
    Booker, (D-N.J.)Hassan, (D-N.H.)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)
    Brown, S. (D-Ohio)Heinrich, (D-N.M.)Warner, (D-Va.)
    Cardin, (D-Md.)Hirono, (D-Hawaii)
  • Jan. 9, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Finance.Congressional Record p. S103