During this week of action, teachers are urging Congress to repeal WEP/GPO—federal laws that reduce retirees’ earned Social Security benefits.
As part of our weeklong push, CEA is urging members to write to Congressman John Larson to encourage him, along with his colleagues, to continue to move repeal legislation forward. This legislation (HR 82) has overwhelming bipartisan support that signals the immense enthusiasm behind repealing these Social Security penalties.
If you’ve already contacted Congressman Larson, please take a moment to reach out to another key figure in this process, Congressman Jason Smith from Missouri. As chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Smith holds the power to make repeal a reality by calling for what is known as a mark-up session and allowing the bill to move closer to a vote by the entire House of Representatives. Write to Congressman Smith right now.
WEP/GPO has a significant negative impact on retired teachers. Watch the videos below to hear their stories.