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Assessing Flood Damage and Social Security Changes: Friday’s show (April 22, 2016)

Posted on · After days of rains and flooding, Harris County officials say the worst is behind us. Now, comes the recovery period. Greater Houston residents are just beginning to assess the damage brought on by this week's storms. [Above: Cars are submerged at One Westfield Lake Apartments in Spring. Photo by Al Ortiz]. We take a look […]

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Congress Aims To Improve Social Security Benefits For Public Sector Workers

Posted on · Teachers, firefighters, and police officers often have to take a second job in order to make ends meet. In Texas and many other states, that often means they lose some of their Social Security benefits when they apply for their government pensions. Rep. Kevin Brady is leading a bipartisan effort to change that.

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Social Security, Solar Energy, and Ulysses (Yes, Really): Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Posted on · Texas Congressman Kevin Brady wants to change a long-standing provision of Social Security to provide more benefits to some public sector employees who work second jobs. He’s pushing for passage of a bill called The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act to repeal and replace the Windfall Elimination Provision first passed back in the 1980s. […]