Congressman Evans Skeptical of Senate Move to Weaken State Retirement Savings Programs

May 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after H.J.Res 66, a Congressional Review Act joint resolution that will undercut state initiatives to establish retirement savings programs for private-sector workers, passed the United States Senate by a vote of (50-49) this week.

“I am disappointed to see the Senate take action to roll back a crucial Department of Labor rule that supports efforts by the states to expand our workers access to retirement savings programs,” Congressman Evans said. “In the city of Philadelphia we have been working on ways to be a model for cities nationwide who are trying to create their own retirement savings programs for workers. Yesterday’s vote is an example of how all too often the federal government can get in the way of our efforts on the local and state level to move our cities out of poverty. Rather than playing partisan politics, we need to focus our attention on opening up pathways to opportunity and look for ways to address our nation’s retirement savings crisis both thoughtfully and strategically.”

The May 3, 2017 vote followed the March 30, 2017 vote.



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