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Support Continues to Climb for Social Security Fairness Act!




Update on NEA's Campaign To Eliminate GPO/WEP

March 2, 2007

The Latest News:

Support Continues to Climb for Social Security Fairness Act!

The House version of the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82), which would completely repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision, has now garnered the support of 237 bipartisan cosponsors. The latest additions are Representatives:

Altmire (D-PA), Bachus (R-AL), Bonner (R-AL), Boyda (D-KS), Robert Brady (D-PA), Carter (R-TX), Cleaver (D-MO), Cramer (D-AL), David Davis (R-TN), Fortuno (R-PR), Hare (D-IL), Hayes (R-NC), Hirono (D-HI), Jindal (R-LA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Peter King (R-NY), Kirk (R-IL), LaTourette (R-OH), John Lewis (D-GA), Lipinski (D-IL), McCaul (R-TX), McIntyre (D-NC), Christopher Murphy (D-CT) Patrick Murphy (D-PA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Murtha (D-PA), Norton (D-DC), Pascrell (D-NJ), Regula (R-OH), Rodriguez (D-TX), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Towns (D-NY), Wamp (R-TN), Watson (D-CA), Westmoreland (R-GA), and Whitfield (R-KY).

The Senate version of the Social Security Fairness Act (S.206) now has 20 bipartisan cosponsors. The latest additions are Senators:

Kennedy (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Sanders (I-VT), Stabenow (D-MI), and Whitehouse (D-RI).

See the complete list of House and Senate cosponsors.

Ongoing Action Needed:

  • Thank Members who have cosponsored the bill and remind them that we need them to continue to advocate for movement of this important legislation.

  • Urge all other Members of Congress to add their names as cosponsors to H.R. 82/S. 206