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H.R.235 Social Security Fairness Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 07, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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  • 99% of users support H.R.235

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    • Repeals the government pension offset requirements applied to husband's and wife's, widow's and widower's, and mother's and father's insurance benefits, and repeals the windfall elimination requirements with respect to computation of a primary insurance amount.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Repeals the government pension offset requirements applied to husband's and wife's, widow's and widower's, and mother's and father's insurance benefits, and repeals the windfall elimination requirements with respect to computation of a primary insurance amount.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 17, 2009, by mattspost45 - It's time for the Congress to right the wrong that has punished public workers for many years. Do the fair thing and support H.R. 235.

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      As noted by mattspost45, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 17, 2009, "It's time for the Congress to right the wrong that has punished public workers for many years. Do the fair thing and support H.R. 235."
    • On January 18, 2009, by Anonymous - This bill needs to be passed now! I am a retired/widowed female and receive $788 month in Social Security. My government pension would have helped a lot but when I found that my Social Security will be penalized so much, I decided not to take it. Sadly, I will be much further ahead by applying for food stamps, HEAP, HUD, subsidized Medicare and whatever other freebie government give-away is available to me. My government pension can go to my children after I am dead.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 18, 2009, "This bill needs to be passed now! I am a retired/widowed female and receive $788 month in Social Security. My government pension would have helped a lot but when I found that my Social Security will be penalized so much, I decided not to take it. Sadly, I will be much further ahead by applying for food stamps, HEAP, HUD, subsidized Medicare and whatever other freebie government give-away is available to me. My government pension can go to my children after I am dead."
    • On January 16, 2009, by smsgt_usaf - Long overdue. If funding is a problem, take it out of the stimulus package. This bill is more deserving than most other programs.

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      As noted by smsgt_usaf, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 16, 2009, "Long overdue. If funding is a problem, take it out of the stimulus package. This bill is more deserving than most other programs."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • House Roll Call #235 Details - OpenCongress - April 05, 2011 by opencongress.org - Use the options to the right to narrow down your search results. Sessions: 111th Congress 110th Congress 109th Congress. Search in: Bills Congresspeople Committees Issues User Comments OpenCongress Blog Indicator ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 05, 2011, "Use the options to the right to narrow down your search results. Sessions: 111th Congress 110th Congress 109th Congress. Search in: Bills Congresspeople Committees Issues User Comments OpenCongress Blog Indicator ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/h/235)
    • H.R.235: CUTS Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 06, 2011 by opencongress.org - Overview · Actions & Votes · Money Trail · News (11) & Blogs (398) · Comments (1). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki t

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    • H.R.235: CUTS Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 06, 2011 by opencongress.org - Overview · Actions & Votes · Money Trail · News (11) & Blogs (293) · Comments (1). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki t

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 06, 2011, "Overview · Actions & Votes · Money Trail · News (11) & Blogs (293) · Comments (1). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki t" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h235/show&sa=U&ei=oLaLT9eREanU2QXU1sXRCQ&ved=0CCsQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEriwL5ALfYe0N5za8PPufLmiKcMw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • FEW Issues Legislative Agenda for 111th Congress; Delivered to ... - March 16, 2009 by MarketWatch (press release) - ... Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) Social Security provisions that adversely impact mostly lower-income women (HR 235/S 484); and 5. ...

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      As noted by MarketWatch (press release) on March 16, 2009, "... Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) Social Security provisions that adversely impact mostly lower-income women (HR 235/S 484); and 5. ..." (http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/few-issues-legislative-agenda-111th/story.aspx?guid=%7B13E066B1-5500-4DB6-A4F9-21BA1B84FB7E%7D&dist=msr_5)
    • NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, CHILLICOTHE CHAPTER 315 - March 11, 2009 by Chillicothe Gazette - (2) Bipartisan legislation, HR 235, repeal of the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision, was introduced in congress Jan. 4. ...

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      As noted by Chillicothe Gazette on March 11, 2009, "(2) Bipartisan legislation, HR 235, repeal of the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision, was introduced in congress Jan. 4. ..." (http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20090312/NEWS01/903120305/1002/NEWS01)
    • Congress, Federal Pensions and the National Debt: Will GPO and WEP ... - January 11, 2009 by FedSmith.com - But, with Congress and the new Administration in a mood to spend a great deal of money, HR 235 could get traction in this Congress. ...

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      As noted by FedSmith.com on January 11, 2009, "But, with Congress and the new Administration in a mood to spend a great deal of money, HR 235 could get traction in this Congress. ..." (http://www.fedsmith.com/headline/10222/)
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