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Bipartisan consensus elusive on government retirees’ benefits

November 30, 2023

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​There are renewed signs of life for congressional efforts to overhaul a pair of much-maligned Social Security policies that cut some public workers’ retirement benefits. But in a year of tumult in the House, there’s still a long way to go.

The House Ways and Means Committee held its first hearing in years on the two provisions, dubbed the windfall elimination provision and government pension offset, last week in Louisiana during what was supposed to be a sleepy Thanksgiving recess week.

Backers are hopeful the panel will take up bills to get rid of the laws as a next step in 2024, according to an aide, when some of the most vocal opponents may have their last chance.

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