Lawmakers in Ohio are continuing to push for the passage of legislation that would restore the pensions of Delphi salaried retirees.

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Ohio-based U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown alongside Congressman Mike Turner continued to push for the passage of the Susan Muffley Act, which would restore the retirement benefits of over 20,000 salaried retirees.

After General Motors filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the U.S. Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) assumed responsibility for the terminated benefits, but could not pay an individual more than a statutory maximum benefit.

Brown and Turner are hoping to ensure that those retirees get their full pensions.

Turner says last Congress, the legislation passed through the House, but it did not go through the Senate despite support from President Biden.

"It is our hope to build momentum for this bill in the Senate and Senator Brown's work is absolutely instrumental," Turner said.

"We know Delphi workers spent their career earning these pensions ... This is not a bailout. This is a pension they've earned," Senator Brown said.