Sen. Brown to visit Boardman in push for Social Security bill
Sen. Sherrod Brown will be in Boardman tomorrow, Sept. 26, in support of a bill that would assist more than 200,000 Ohioans.
The event tomorrow will be at 7440 Market St. at 10:15 a.m.
Brown will be speaking to first responders in the community about his bill called the Social Security Fairness Act.
The bill would end restrictions that prevent people from receiving full Social Security benefits.
Specifically, the act aims to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) from the Social Security Act.
According to Brown's office, WEP reduces the benefits of workers who receive pensions from a federal, state, or local government for employment not covered by Social Security.
GPO reduces Social Security spousal benefits for spouses, widows and widowers whose spouses receive pensions from a federal, state, or local government.
Together, these provisions reduce Social Security benefits for nearly 3 million Americans – including many teachers and police officers, according to Brown's office.