At the request of Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger's (D-Va.) office, TSCL is working to gain more Congressional support for H.R. 82, The Social Security Fairness Act.
TSCL strongly endorses this legislation.
We are contacting TSCL supporters whose Representatives had previously co-sponsored the bill but have yet to do so this year.
The bill corrects two provisions, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO), that unfairly reduce or even eliminate the Social Security benefits of millions of Americans who have devoted their careers to public service, as well as having worked other jobs that withheld payroll taxes from their wages for Social Security benefits.
The modified benefit formulas used under each of these two provisions reduce the benefit that workers were counting on, but these are benefits that were paid for by Social Security taxes.
To date the bill has 280 co-sponsors including both Democrats and Republicans. Our goal is to get 300 co-sponsors, which would mean there is a good chance the bill can get to the House floor for a vote!