GPO/WEP hearing scheduled for November 6

The Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy, chaired by Senator Kerry (D-MA), has announced that they will hold a hearing on the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision on Tuesday, November 6. 

MTA/NEA Retired member, Peggy Kane -- a high school English teacher for 35 years who retired four years ago from the Medford Public School system in Massachusetts -- will testify at the hearing. 
Announcement of the hearing is a huge victory for NEA members and other activists who have been pushing hard for movement on legislation to repeal the GPO and WEP. 

Submit your own statement

The Subcommittee will accept written submissions for the record.  Your statement must be typewritten and single-spaced, not exceeding 10 pages in length.  The first page must clearly state your full name and address as well as the title and date of the hearing ("GPO and WEP: Policies Affecting Pensions from Work Not Covered by Social Security" November 6, 2007). 

Statements must be mailed (not faxed) to:

Senate Committee on Finance
Attn. Editorial and Document Section
Rm. SD-203
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6200b
Statements must be received no later than two weeks after the hearing. In submitting a story for the record, please:

  • Follow exactly all the submission standards as outlined above.
  • Be clear and concise in your message. 
  • Tell your story using polite language and urge Congress to repeal the GPO and WEP.
  • Be sure to correct all spelling or grammatical errors prior to submitting.