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Virginia Congressman Proposes Legislation to Boost Federal Firefighter Pensions and Reduce the Average Workweek by 12 Hours

Congressman Gerry Connolly, a democrat from Virginia introduced legislation this past week aimed at improving pension benefits and working conditions for thousands of federal firefighters. The legislation, which is called the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, contains two basic requirements. First, it requires the federal government to include overtime wages received by federal firefighters for working their normally prescribed work ...

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