Brady Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Give Teachers, Police & Firefighters Fairer Social Security

Bill seeks equal treatment in Social Security with newer, fairer formula

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee, former chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX,) introduced the “Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2021” today in an effort to permanently replaces the unfair Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) Social Security Formula with a newer, fairer formula that will treat our nation's teachers, firefighters and police officers just like the rest of America’s workers.
Upon introduction of the bill, Rep. Brady said the following:

“Every month the WEP continues, it costs retirees and their dependents in smaller Social Security benefits. Our teachers, police and firefighters shouldn’t have their Social Security checks docked each month simply due to an outdated, unfair formula from the 1980’s.

"That's why I’m proud to join with colleagues on both sides of the aisle – from nine different states – to repeal the WEP and make it fairer for public servants who have worked and paid into Social Security.
“Many of our public servants have worked extra jobs or an extra career, paying into a Social Security system that treats them differently. We want equal treatment and believe it’s time for Congress to act,” said Brady.

"I look forward to working with Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to get this done as soon as possible."

The following Members are "Original Co-Sponsors" of Brady's legislation:
  1. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)
  2. Rep. Brain Babin (R-TX)
  3. Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)
  4. Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK)
  5. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  6. Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
  7. Rep. Dan Creshaw (R-TX)
  8. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
  9. Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)
  10. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
  11. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX)
  12. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
  13. Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX)
  14. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)
  15. Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)
  16. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
  17. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)
  18. Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)
  19. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX)
  20. Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH)
  21. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  22. Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC)
  23. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)
  24. Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX)
  25. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
  26. Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX)
  27. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX)
  28. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)
  29. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
  30. Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)
To date, Brady has the backing of the following groups in support of the legislation:
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund
Texas Retired Teachers Association
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