This week, action on Capitol Hill slowed down as both Houses of Congress adjourned for a district work period. However, The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) did see support grow for one key piece of legislation.
Support Grows for Key Bill
One new cosponsor – Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12) – signed on to Rep. Kevin Brady’s (TX-8) Public Servant Retirement Protection Act (H.R. 2797) this week. The cosponsor total is now at seven.
If signed into law, this bill would repeal the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and establish a new formula to calculate benefits for those with non-covered earnings. The WEP currently affects more than one million seniors who collect Social Security benefits and have earned pensions from non-Social Security-covered employment.
TSCL believes that the current WEP unfairly reduces the benefits of public servants, and we are pleased that support on Capitol Hill has continued to grow for the Public Servant Retirement Protection Act.