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Brady Appointed to Key Social Security Panel in Congress

Priorities: Saving Social Security, reforming troubled disability program and repealing WEP

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Washington, April 30, 2015 | comments

Washington D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, a Republican from Texas, has been re-appointed to the Social Security subcommittee of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee.  He served on the panel for more than a decade before stepping aside earlier this year to focus on tax, trade and health care issues.  

“This gives my constituents a stronger voice on key national issues that affect seniors, the disabled, and retired teachers, firefighters and law enforcement,” said Brady. “From this post I’ll continue to push Congress to act now to save Social Security for every generation and to reform the disability program to help the truly disabled, eliminate fraud and reward those who want to return to work.”

The Social Security panel is key to one of Brady’s top priorities – legislation to repeal the Windfall Elimination Act and restore equal treatment in Social Security for retired teachers, firefighters and law enforcement. He and Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal recently introduced a new version that improves the solvency of Social Security and is widely supported by public servant groups.    

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