March 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

Our Railroad Retirement Improvements Are Back on the Agenda in Congress. This Time We Can Win With H.R. 1140!

But winning will take everything we’ve got.

The Railroad Retirement and Survivors’ Improvement Act of 2001 has been introduced in Congress as H.R. 1140. It is identical to last year’s bill agreed to by rail management and labor and contains all the long-needed improvements: full retirement annuity at age 60 with 30 years of service, improvements in the surviving spouse benefit, elimination of artificial benefit caps, vesting after five years and fund solvency insurance from carriers.

The bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Don Young (R-AK), James Oberstar (D-MN), Jack Quinn (R-NY) and Bob Clement (D-TN), stands together in introducing H.R. 1140. (It replaces a similar bill introduced earlier this year by the retired Bud Shuster (R-PA).)

Now we need to sign on as many co-sponsors as possible to back H.R. 1140. We got 305 last year – let’s do that and more! Write and call your Representative today and request their support for H.R. 1140, the Railroad Retirement and Survivors’ Improvement Act of 2001. Now is the time to get out there and get your Congressperson’s support!

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