This is the year that Social Security Reform will likely come to a vote on the floor of the US House of Representatives. It almost did last year.
Fortunately, we have CT Representative John Larson chairing the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. On Jan. 30, he will introduce a Social Security Reform Bill.
House Bill 141, Social Security Fairness Act of 2019 – 2020, is to repeal the GPO/WEP.
What is the GPO? Government Pension Offset
What is the WEP? Windfall Elimination Provision
Why should you be interested? Because your retirement pension will be impacted in certain circumstances!!!
Particularly if you are a second-career teacher and have more than 40 credits of Social Security.
To the best of my knowledge, Representatives John Larson, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes have not signed on to co-sponsor this bill. I suggest you reach out to contact them to co-sponsor this important bill.
John Larson: 860-278-8888
Jim Himes: 860-453-0028
Jahana Hayes: 860-223-8412
It is important that they be contacted in order to include the repeal of the GPO/WEP in any Social Security Reform Bill.
Representatives Joe Courtney and Rosa Delauro have already co-sponsored the repeal bill. You could thank them and ask them to urge their colleagues to co-sponsor H.R.141 as well.