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Subcommittee Hearing on the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset

"To take away their social security because of their public service diminishes their rightfully earned benefits and penalizes them for their service to Ohio." - Ohio Rep. Angie King


House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) announced today that the Subcommittee on Social Security will hold a hearing to examine Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset, their intended purpose, shortcomings, and alternatives. 


The hearing will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET in the Sam Johnson Room located in 2020 Rayburn House Office Building. 


Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast available at https://waysandmeans.house.gov. The webcast will not be available until the hearing starts.

In view of the limited time available to hear the witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing.


Please Note: Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit written comments for the hearing record can do so here: WMSubmission@mail.house.gov.


Please ATTACH your submission as a Microsoft Word document in compliance with the formatting requirements listed below, by the close of business on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. For questions, or if you encounter technical problems, please call (202) 225-3625. 


Here are the formatting requirements for submission of written comments.



ORTA thanks the National WEP & GPO Repeal Movement Facebook group for alerting us to the hearing on April 16. We encourage everyone who supports the repeal of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) to join this Facebook group.


What is the National WEP & GPO Repeal Movement?


We are a grassroots Facebook movement to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO), focusing on a political action model and education.


We are working to move bipartisan companion bills H.R. 82 (House bill) and S. 597 (Senate bill) forward to eliminate the WEP and the GPO, encouraging legislators to cosponsor the bills and engaging leadership in the House and Senate.


We function as a repository of political action where you can easily access campaigns to fight to repeal the WEP & GPO.


The Three Tenets of Our Advocacy Efforts

1. Full repeal of the WEP and GPO.

2. Full repeal of the WEP and GPO for current and future individuals impacted by the WEP and GPO.

3. Full repeal of the WEP and GPO for current and future individuals impacted by the offsets must include foreign pensioners and those residing in outlying areas.



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