Members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) legislative team visited Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for improved Social Security benefits for Texas retired school personnel and meet with Congressman Kevin Brady (R, The Woodlands).

As you may have read in last week’s Inside Line, Brady has filed the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act (H.R. 711), which would replace the current Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) formula with a new, fairer one.

Brady filed the bill in early February after the new 114th Congress convened. While in D.C., TRTA representatives visited the offices of all Texas congressional members to advocate for support of the bill. TRTA provided information to our Texas Congressional delegation about the negative impact the WEP has had on Texas public education retirees. You may download the H.R. 711 flyer here.

TRTA has exclusive video footage about last week’s lobbying efforts that you can watch now!

 

Be sure to watch the entire video and get an update on what’s happening in the Texas Legislature, specifically the Texas House Appropriations Committee, and how this impacts the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program!

Later this week, look forward to our Day at the Capitol update which will also include a brand new video demonstrating tips on how to meet with your legislators.

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership Dues!

Please consider renewing your TRTA membership. Without your help, we would not be able to provide the services of working with your legislators to seek TRS-Care funding and annuity increases.

Call 1-800-880-1650 to speak with our membership department today or send an email to membership@trta.org. You can also download the TRTA membership form online.

Thank You!

Please be sure to stay tuned into the Inside Line throughout the 84th Legislative Session, as we will be bringing you all the latest updates on our broad legislative agenda, including any bills concerning TRS-Care, the continued funding of the TRS pension trust fund, pension increases for all TRS retirees, and also congressional issues such as the WEP and GPO.

Thank you for your membership in the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA). If you are not a member of TRTA and want more information about joining, please contact us at 1.800.880.1650. Follow us on Facebook! Visit our YouTube channel for regular video updates.