ABSTRACT

H. Rept. 117-306: Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022, May 6, 2022   [open pdf - 736KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 2499, the 'Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021', amends the eligibility for workers' compensation benefits under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) for federal firefighters by establishing a presumption of causation for 16 diseases associated with employment in firefighting. These changes to FECA are similar to the policies in 49 states recognizing the occupational health hazards of firefighting work.2 Since no comparable law covers the approximately 15,000-28,000 firefighters employed by the federal government,3 it is necessary for Congress to fill the gap to help those who put their lives on the line to protect property, life, and the environment."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-306; House Report 117-306
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Date:
2022
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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