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Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act

Bill Number: S-3410

Disposition: 2019-Jan-02
Failed to pass Senate

The bill will not become law.

Full title...
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on employers whose employees receive certain Federal benefits, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor & Key Contributors
Bernard (Bernie) Sanders
Ro Khanna (House version)

Other names for this bill

This bill is referred to by the bill's author as the BEZOS act. It is an acronym for the bill's name - Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies.

The name is intended to point out Jeff Bezos - the founder and chief executive of Amazon - a company with thousands of employees who depend on government assistance for their basic needs.

There is a companion bill in the House of Representatives

There is a similar bill in the House of Representatives - the Corporate Responsibility and Taxpayer Protection Act.

This bill effectively would create a cost-of-living wage

This bill would require companies with more than 500 employees to reimburse the federal government for government aid any of their employees receive due to low income.

Programs that companies would need to reimburse the government for include...


This bill expired when the 115th Congress ended in Jan. 2019.

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