Congress creates Joint Select Committee on Multi-Employer Pensions
Committee’s goal is to develop legislative solutions to pension plans’ funding issues
As part of the comprehensive budget bill passed on Feb. 9, Congress did not provide any funding to secure the pensions of retired Teamsters in the Central States Pension Fund, or hundreds of thousands of other retirees across America. The issue was raised repeatedly in the negotiations, however the majority party would not agree to any level of funding to solve this problem at this time.
Instead, congressional leaders agreed to create a Joint Select Committee on Multi-employer Pensions, to address the looming insolvency of multiemployer plans like the Central States Pension Fund. Luckily Teamsters Joint Council 32 will have significant input in that two of the committee members are from our jurisdiction. Committee members are:
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Ut.) Co-Chair Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.) Co-Chair
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Oh.) Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Ida.) Ten. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.)
Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.)
Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.)
Here’s how the Committee will work:
The selection of the members of the Committee will prove critical to its effectiveness. Revisit this page for more information, we will keep this page updated as events occur.
Page Last Updated: Mar 31, 2018 (13:31:23)