Senator’s bipartisan legislation ensures fair benefits for family survivors of federal civil servants who die in the line of duty
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee approved Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s Honoring Civil Servants Killed in the Line of Duty Act – bipartisan legislation honoring fallen federal civil servants who die in the line of duty by ensuring their survivors receive fair benefits.
“We’re one step closer to ensuring surviving family members of fallen federal workers receive fair and full benefits – a small token for their sacrifice to keep our country safe and secure,” said Sinema, a member of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee.
Sinema’s legislation provides a benefit to the survivors of federal civil servants who die in the line of duty. Survivors of those killed while in the foreign service and defense already receive a one-time benefit acknowledging their death was a result of serving their country. Sinema’s bill improves the policy for other civil servants, including first responders.
Honoring Civil Servants Killed in the Line of Duty Act has earned the support from a strong coalition of organizations that include National Treasury Employees Union, Federal Managers Association, National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Professional Managers Association, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, American Federation of Government Employees (AFL-CIO), National Federation of Federal Employees, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, FBI Agents Association, and National Border Patrol Council.