WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to schedule H.R. 82, the Social Security Fairness Act, for a vote on the House floor.
The bill, which would repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), exceeded 290 co-sponsors in July and was moved to the consensus calendar. However, the bill has not been formally scheduled for a vote and could be delayed until the end of November.
“We are respectfully asking Speaker Pelosi to bring the Social Security Fairness Act for a vote on the House floor. If you pay into Social Security, you should be able to collect your fair share when the time comes,” said Congressman Higgins. “Too many seniors are unfairly penalized by the GPO and WEP, and this injustice must be corrected. I am a co-sponsor of the bill, and we strongly support its passage.”