As we approach the end of the year, you should know that AFSCME and OAPSE continue to work on repealing the Social Security Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
Both HR 82 and S 1302 remain before Congress.
OAPSE and the International Union are still pushing and fighting hard to get HR 82 – The Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 — voted out of the U.S. House of Representative during the lame duck session in Congress. Because of the hard work of so many members and the lobbying efforts of OAPSE and AFSCME, we have been able to obtain 305 bipartisan co-sponsors in the US House of Representatives.
And for the first time ever, we got a vote taken on legislation to repeal the GPO & WEP and it moved out of the Ways and Means Committee. HR 82 is now waiting to be put on the calendar for a vote by the whole U.S. House of Representatives and sent to the U.S. Senate. We need your help to put the pressure on!
To send an email to your representative or Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman, click here. Ask them to support HR 82 and repeal the unfair GPO and WEP.
OAPSE will continue to circulate petitions to repeal the GPO & WEP and collect signatures to add to the thousands we have obtained already and submitted to Congress. If we can’t get HR 82 passed in the lame duck session, we will take the momentum we have generated this year and start immediately in 2023 to fight for repeal of the GPO & WEP. Because of all the hard work that was done in this Congress we will be starting from a much better position in 2023. This will give us our best opportunity to pass legislation and put an end to the very unfair GPO & WEP issues.