The Social Security Fairness Act
(2/25/2017)

See Action alerts 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 and 91 from 'Social Security Fairness'

We had a Senate bill (S 1651) introduced by Senator Brown from Ohio with 18 cosponsors, in addition, a companion bill, House Bill HR 973, was introduced by Representative Davis of Illinois with 122 cosponsors. 

AS AN ALTERNATE, Representative Brady from Texas introduced HR 711 and has 43 cosponsors.  This bill would have provided a tax credit for the Social Security that we should have received.

PLEASE WRITE OR CALL SENATORS DURBIN AND KIRK AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT  S 1651  AND HR 711 WHEN IT IS INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE.  THEN WRITE OR CALL YOUR U.S. CONGRESS PERSON AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT HR 973 AND HR 711.

Unfortunately the general feeling is that repealing WEP & GPO by enacting
S 1651 and HR 973 would cost too much.  HOWEVER, it is claimed that HR 711 is ''revenue neutral' and would have a better chance of being enacted. 

These bills will be alive in Congress for the next year and a half, so we have time to mount a major push to educate legislators about how wrong these offsets actually are. We need to make sure that the offsets are removed when Congress begins working on Social Security.

A couple of things to think about:

The current members of the House of Representatives are the most junior group that has been on the Hill for a great many years. A very large number of them have only been in Washington for 1-3 terms. They may not know about the Offsets. They need to hear from us!

Many employee groups have not made their voices heard despite the fact that they will be affected by the offsets. We need to get them involved!

Don't forget to also send hand-written notes to your legislators and their aides. Sometimes they make more impact. Phone calls asking for the Representative's position are helpful. (If they tell you what their position is, for or against our bills, please let us know so we can keep track.)

Thank you for being firm and persistent!


Repeal the WEP and GPO! For more information, go to ssfairness.com.

See also the NRTA Conference page.
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