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November 2018
VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH
2018 General Election Endorsements Standing With Those Who Support Public Retirees
ince the Association’s of retired Massachusetts public candidates for elected of ce with founding in 1968, Mass employees and teachers. a record of supporting retired pub- Retirees has viewed To that end the Association, lic employees. Our measurement is elections and the polit- and by extension, the Retired simple and straightforward – does
ical process as critical to our ability Public Employees Political the candidate stand in solidarity with to successfully advocate on behalf Action Committee (PAC), support public retirees and are they willing CONTINUED ON PAGE 2u
WEP
NEW REFORM BILL FILED
BRADY & NEAL SEEK
IMPROMISE WITH H.R. 6933
n a positive sign Chairman Kevin Brady that blind parti- (R-TX) and Committee’s sanship can be RankingMemberRichard
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set aside for the greater good of the country, new federal legislation was  led in the  nal days of September that, if passed, would mark the  rst step toward resolv- ing the unfairness of the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) since the law’s creation in 1983.
The bill, H.R. 6933, is cosponsored by House Ways and Means
Neal (D-MA). Brady and Neal have a long his- tory of a friendly working relationship, often bridg- ing the partisanship that has come to de ne this era of American politics.
H.R. 6933 was devel- oped over the past two years, following the defeat of H.R. 711 in 2016. While similar in some respects to its predecessor, H.R. 6933 represents an effort at
REP. KEVIN BRADY (R-TEXAS)
REP. RICHARD NEAL (D-MA)
further compromise on the
issue of WEP. The new bill
is a  rst attempt to create a transitionperiodforthoseSecurity can become
public workers with many years of substantial earn- ings under Social Security.
In the past, the transition period has been referred to
exempt from the WEP if they achieve 30 or more years of substantial earnings under Social Security. The scenario
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as the “30 Year Rule”, that enables a public employee working outside of Social
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