FOP Call To Action – Repeal WEP/GPO

September 14, 2023 By

⚠️ Fairness For America’s Law Enforcement Officers: The National FOP Continues To Urge Congress To Repeal WEP/GPO By Passing The Social Security Fairness Act

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National FOP President Patrick Yoes joined Representatives Congressman Garret Graves, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, and organizations representing tens of thousands of Americans who are negatively impacted by the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) outside the U.S. Capitol today.

At this afternoon’s press conference, they announced the bill now has 290 cosponsors, making it the third most cosponsored bill in the House. Reaching 290 cosponsors means the bill’s sponsors have the option of moving the legislation to the House floor using a special rule or—which was the case last year—the Committee on Ways and Means will have to consider it.

This legislation is a top legislative priority for the FOP, which waged an intense campaign to achieve this legislative milestone. The WEP affects workers who spent some time in jobs not covered by Social Security and who also worked other jobs where they paid Social Security taxes long enough to qualify for retirement benefits. Like the WEP, the GPO may reduce the benefit received by surviving spouses if these spouses also receive a surviving spousal benefit from a public pension.