Social Security Act of 2019
Updated On: Mar 14, 2019

H.R 141 – The Social Security Fairness Act of 2019 was introduced on January 3, 2019 and is one of our legislative top priorities. This bill would repeal the Social Security Windfall Elimination provision which unfairly diminishes retirement benefits for officers who were not permitted to participate in the social system by their municipal employers. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means on the same date as it was introduced. Currently it has moved to the subcommittee on Social Security.

To date only the below 3 Pennsylvania legislators have signed on to support us:

Cosponsor

Date Cosponsored

Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]

01/08/2019

Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17]

01/14/2019

Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]

01/23/2019

I would encourage you to contact your local US Congressperson and ask that they support H.R. 141 as it effects over two-thirds of all Pennsylvania officers.

Fraternally,

Les

116th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                H. R. 141

 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government

          pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 3, 2019

Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Cicilline, Mrs. Dingell,

 Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Bost, Mr. Kinzinger, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Price of North

    Carolina, Mr. Massie, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Ms. Brownley of

  California, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Takano, Mr. Sires, Mr.

 Connolly, Mr. Mullin, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, and Mr.

Joyce of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL

 To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government

          pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Social Security Fairness Act of

2019''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF GOVERNMENT PENSION OFFSET PROVISION.

    (a) In General.--Section 202(k) of the Social Security Act (42

U.S.C. 402(k)) is amended by striking paragraph (5).

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--

            (1) Section 202(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.

        402(b)(2)) is amended by striking ``subsections (k)(5) and

        (q)'' and inserting ``subsection (q)''.

            (2) Section 202(c)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(c)(2)) is

        amended by striking ``subsections (k)(5) and (q)'' and

        inserting ``subsection (q)''.

            (3) Section 202(e)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C.

        402(e)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ``subsection (k)(5),

        subsection (q),'' and inserting ``subsection (q)''.

            (4) Section 202(f)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C.

        402(f)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ``subsection (k)(5),

        subsection (q)'' and inserting ``subsection (q)''.

SEC. 3. REPEAL OF WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 215 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.

415) is amended--

            (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (7);

            (2) in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (3); and

            (3) in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (9).

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Subsections (e)(2) and (f)(2) of

section 202 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402) are each amended by striking

``section 215(f)(5), 215(f)(6), or 215(f)(9)(B)'' in subparagraphs (C)

and (D)(i) and inserting ``paragraph (5) or (6) of section 215(f)''.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to monthly

insurance benefits payable under title II of the Social Security Act

for months after December 2019. Notwithstanding section 215(f) of the

Social Security Act, the Commissioner of Social Security shall adjust

primary insurance amounts to the extent necessary to take into account

the amendments made by section 3.


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