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    Here is the Teamster site press release.

    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union applauds today’s announcement of the formation of a bipartisan, House-Senate Joint Select Committee to find a solution to the nation’s growing pension crisis which could threaten the retirement security of as many as 1.5 million active and retired workers. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) secured the formation of the committee as part of the budget compromise announced today.

    The committee, which will be comprised of six senators and six members of the House evenly divided by party, will work toward reporting a bill to solve the pension crisis. The legislation also imposes a deadline to ensure Congress will act this year. The committee members, who will be appointed by House and Senate leaders, will also be required hold five public meetings to hear directly from retirees, workers and businesses effected by the pension crisis.

    “This is a positive step toward moving legislation forward that will finally address the pension crisis,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “This committee must put aside partisan politics and advance legislation as quickly as possible that provides a real solution to this crisis. I applaud Sen. Brown’s work to secure the formation of this committee and thank him for continuing to lead the fight to ensure millions of Americans can retire with dignity.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/02/te...pension-crisis
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    I am encouraged by this but I sense a lack of bipartisanship. I'm reading between the lines on Schumer's statement and it appears the republican majority wouldn't even allow the Butch Lewis Act out of committee. I wonder what was in the bill that they didn't like?

    “We Democrats would have liked to take up and pass the Butch Lewis Act. We couldn’t reach an agreement to do that, but now we have a process and potentially the means and motivation to get it done.”
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    BUDGET BILL MAY INCLUDE PROVISION FOR A BI-PARTISAN COMMITTEE ON PENSION CRISIS

    I am pretty angry about the treatment or lack there of with the Butch Lewis Act.

    The Senate version of the budget bill has a provision to establish a House-Senate Joint Select Committee to propose a solution to the pension crisis for consideration by Congress in December. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) who has been a strong supporter of the pension protection movement, announced it was the best he could do.

    The Butch Lewis Act, a reasonable solution to the pension crisis, will not be enacted in the budget deal. This is a setback to the movement, but does not come as a surprise because the Republican leaders in Congress have not been supportive.

    It remains to be seen if the House version of the budget bill includes the provision for the joint committee, which will be charged with holding public hearings and proposing a solution to Congress by the end of November. However, it will require bipartisan agreement to have the proposal come to a vote.
    Budget Bill May Include Provision for a Bi-Partisan Committee on Pension Crisis - Teamsters for a Democratic Union
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    Finally got an e-mail back from my congressman's office after a few phone calls and a few e-mails..

    Date: 02/09/2018 AM
    Subject: HR 4444

    Mr.



    Thank you for taking the time to contact the office of Congressman Tom Marino. I am more than happy to talk to Congressman Marino about supporting HR 4444. We are happy to look into that piece of legislation and we will be sure to monitor this bill as it moves through the legislative process. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can provide any further assistance. Thank you,



    Michael P

    Legislative Correspondent/ Legislative Assistant

    Office of Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10)

    2242 Rayburn House Office Building

    Washington, DC 20515

    P: 202.225.3731

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I am encouraged by this but I sense a lack of bipartisanship. I'm reading between the lines on Schumer's statement and it appears the republican majority wouldn't even allow the Butch Lewis Act out of committee. I wonder what was in the bill that they didn't like?
    ''I wonder what was in the bill that they didn't like?''...That's easy 2631...Money!!...Money that's not earmarked to their 'Constituency'...the 1%...Like that POS Paul Ryan crowing about some poor sap making an extra $1.50 a week thanks to the GOP tax cuts that shows his loyalty and his disconnection with Working Class Americans...Hey Paul...should we 'GENUFLECT' Now or Later?...One more thing Paul...FU!!!!

    It is certainly no mystery and not breaking news...opensecrets.org does a wonderful job of illustrating the BRIBE flow which translates into ''LAWS'' benefitting Corporations and Oligarchs...Billions of Dollars paid to the Prostitutes in Congress to perform unnatural acts of economic perversion...Why do you suppose we do not have Medicare for All...take a hint...not because it is way more expensive than private insurance,or does anyone believe the American people are solidly behind our wars of regime change around the globe?

    Most Americans don't contribute to the political actors...We operate under the assumption(making asses out of ourselves)that Congress, indeed the ENTIRE Government works to benefit ALL Americans(joke).

    The Koch Machine spent $20 Million promoting the recent tax legislation/theft...Upon it's passage they gave that POS PIMP of the House $500 Thousand,a lot of cash right?...''PEANUTS'' compared to their PROJECTED BILLION PLUS Tax Break...''THIS YEAR ALONE''!!!!

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/de...ule-oligarchs/
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