Do you think Congress will pass a bill to remove the Social Security penalty for government retirees?

A bill that could finally receive a hearing in the House would restore 

Social Security benefits to more than 2 million government retirees in the country, 

including thousands in Louisiana. Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana, 

co-author of the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82), secured enough co-sponsors 

This week to force a House vote. Windfall Elimination Penalty (WEP) and 

Government Pension Offset (GPO) legislation from the 1980s prevents government retirees

who earned pensions outside the government from collecting their full Social Security benefits.

At a press conference in Washington Friday, Graves and 

Republican Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow, 

Who represents Monroe and Alexandria in the 5th District, represented Baton Rouge

and Bayou Country. Those who work in public service are penalized, Graves said. 

There is something wrong and unjust about this. It just makes no sense."

It is argued by opponents that repealing the current law will put more

strain on Social Security and its future viability.

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