Social Security Fairness Act
See Action alerts 72,
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
AS AN ALTERNATE, Representative Brady from Texas introduced HR
711 and has 43 cosponsors. This bill would have provided a
credit for the Social Security that we should have received.
PLEASE WRITE OR CALL SENATORS DURBIN AND KIRK AND ASK THEM TO
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
Unfortunately the general feeling is that repealing WEP & GPO by
1651 and HR
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
Thank you for being firm and persistent!
Repeal the WEP and GPO! For more information, go to ssfairness.com.
See also the NRTA
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