"And that’s why we’ve aways believed that a proportional formula—which is in both of our bills—treats workers equally and bases their Social Security benefits on their work life and career."
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) joined Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and bipartisan members of Congress from Texas earlier today to discuss solutions to replace the unfair Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) with a fair, proportional formula that treats our Teachers, Firefighters and Police Officers just like the rest of America’s workers.
The Members of Congress were joined by stakeholders from the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) and the Texas Retired Teachers Association.
"Congressman Neal and I and the team behind us have worked so hard for so many years to try to find a way to give relief to hardworking teachers, police, and firefighters. We have always sought equal treatment — just treat our police, firefighters, and teachers like you do everyone else in Social Security," said Congressman Brady.
"Give them their benefits based on their work life and work history — not based on a formula, but on how they’ve worked throughout their lifetime.
"And that’s why we’ve aways believed that a proportional formula — which is in both of our bills — treats workers equally and bases their Social Security benefits on their work life and career," said Brady.
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