Politics

Congressman Brady Touts Equal Treatment of Public Servants Bill In The Woodlands

The provision cuts the retirement benefits of public sector workers, such as teachers, who worked a second job in the private sector to make ends meet.

Congressman Kevin Brady is pushing forward with a bill to eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision of Social Security. The provision cuts the retirement benefits of public sector workers, such as teachers, who worked a second job in the private sector to make ends meet.

“It’s an uncertain Congress,” Brady says, “during this presidential election, but we’ve worked hard to create bipartisan support. So my time table is to move it out of our committee to the House floor this summer.”

Brady chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over the bill.

The congressmen held a forum in The Woodlands on Wednesday to discuss the bill with Lone Star College workers.

Share

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

More Information