PIFS Committee Discusses Resolution to Repeal WEP, GPO

The Texas House Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services Committee (PIFS) met Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and discussed Senate resolution SCR 17 by Senator Bryan Hughes (R, Mineola). The bill was laid out to the PIFS Committee by Representative Abel Herrero (D, Robstown) a long-time champion for repealing the GPO and the WEP. SCR 17 urges […]

TRTA Facebook Friday Returns Live Today, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, there is still much work to do as the 87th Legislative Session enters its final weeks. We must remain focused on moving bills that would provide TRS retirees with a much-needed cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)! Please be sure to tune in to hear from TRTA Executive […]

Senate State Affairs Passes Resolution Urging Congress to Repeal GPO, WEP

Senate State Affairs urges Congress to repeal unfair GPO, WEP Tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., Pensions, Investments and Financial Services hears House Bill 9 (a link to the live webcast will be available online tomorrow morning from this link) TRTA meets this week with out-of-state colleagues to discuss strategy on the WEP Today, March 25, 2019, […]

BREAKING: WEP Legislation Filed by Congressman Brady

Congressman Kevin Brady (R – The Woodlands) has filed legislation to replace the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) with a formula equalizing benefits for certain individuals with non-covered employment. The bill is labeled HR 6933, and it is a bipartisan bill co-authored by Richie Neal (D- MA). The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is an unfair federal […]

The March is On: Repealing the WEP Still On the Horizon

Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) leaders visited Washington, D.C. last week to meet with Texas congressional members about what the next steps are in repealing the unfair federal Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Are your earned Social Security wages being taken away from you? Then this conversation is about you! Congressman Kevin Brady filed legislation during […]

Congressman Brady Talks HR 711, WEP with Retirees

On Thursday, November 3, members, officers and personnel of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), including Executive Director Tim Lee, joined Congressman Kevin Brady for a conference call regarding his bill, H.R. 711, the Equal Protection for Public Servants Act. Congressman Brady discussed his efforts to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and provided an […]

Congressman Brady Asks for Our Help with HR 711

Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and co-author of H.R. 711, the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act, released an article today after receiving feedback from thousands of Americans about how the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) impacts them. As many members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, we […]

Work on WEP Underway! Share Your Story Today!

Members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) have been working hard all summer to achieve results on the unfair Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Many have contacted their congressmen and friends in other states impacted by the WEP, encouraging them to do the same. In July, the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act (HR 711) […]

WEP Reform a Difficult Road

Dear Friends, Everyday I have the privilege to work with thousands of TRTA members and supporters on issues paramount to their retirement. The reform of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is one of the most impassioned and challenging efforts we deal with. Like so many of you, we were disappointed that the help for current […]