Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019

August 1, 2019 — Legislation   

 

The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019 (H.R. 3934), introduced by Ways and Means top Republican Kevin Brady (R-TX), reforms the Social Security Act by replacing an unfair formula for calculating benefits – known as the Windfall Elimination Provision — with a new, fairer formula that treats teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public servants like the rest of America’s workers.

Upon introduction of this legislation, the Texan lawmaker released the following statement:

For years, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for a permanent solution to fix WEP.  This arbitrary Washington compromise has resulted in unfair treatment for our teachers, fire fighters, and police officers; and Texans simply cannot afford Congress to remain inactive and let this unfair policy be the law of the land.

“Now is the time for Congress to put forth a solution that can actually be signed by the President.  This legislation permanently repeals the current WEP, and instead uses a fairer formula that treats public servants like all other American workers.  Democrats agree that this is a problem we must address now, and we hope they join us in fixing this long-standing problem this year.  While I am introducing a bill today, I am committed to staying at the table to get a bill to the President’s desk”

 

Find more information on H.R. 3934 below:

Bill Text

OACT Memo

H.R. 3934 Fact Sheet

How H.R. 3934 compares to H.R. 6933

Cosponsors 

Supporting Organizations

Press Release 

Blog Post: WEP is Unfair-Here’s Why

 

 

 

SUBCOMMITTEE: Social Security