Beyond the usual slew of appropriations bills and confirmation votes awaiting Congress when it returns to Capitol Hill next month, here are a few other standalone bills worth tracking that could impact federal employees.
Will Congress get to second base on Social Security reform? There’s actually a serious bill in the House to deal with Social Security’s looming insolvency.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill in the House would replace the Windfall Elimination Provision which currently cuts Social Security benefits for federal retirees who worked in a private sector job and also receive a government pension.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says there will be a bill next month to begin restructuring the IRS.
Congress and members in the federal community are at a standstill over how to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for federal employees and retirees in the Civil Service Retirement System. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady had a bill that would lessen the WEP penalty, but last-minute changes to the legislation derailed its official introduction to Congress.
Could you use another $77 per month in your Social Security benefit? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could happen if Congress OKs a name change.
Four bills aimed at improving IRS accountability passed the House Ways and Means Committee, but not without strenuous objections.
With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.