A Message from Senator Charles E. Schumer

Dear Mr. Roma:
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for the Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 (S.1651). I share your belief that retired teachers, police officers, firefighters, federal employees and others who dedicated their lives to public service should not bear an undue burden from budget cuts.

The Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 would repeal the Government Pensions Office (GPO) requirements which apply to spouses, widows and widowers, and parents who receive Social Security benefits. Currently, under the GPO, the benefits due to these individuals are reduced if they also have a government pension based on work not covered by Social Security. This bill would also repeal the Windfall Elimination Provisions (WEP), which reduces Social Security benefits for individuals in the Federal Civil Service Retirement System.

The Social Security Fairness Act of 2015 has been referred the Senate Committee on Finance. As a member of this committee, I will closely review this bill and I will continue to oppose cuts to Social Security as part of any deficit reduction package.

Again, thank you for contacting me regarding this important issue. Please feel free to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance on this or any other matter.


Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

Please do not respond to this email. To send another message please visit my website at https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck . Thank you.

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