Double click here to add text.UPMA Gold News Today 7/5/2022

H.R. 82, WEP & GPO NON CO-SPONSORS: from Dave Cook, UPMAR Legislative Chair
We need 9 more sponsors to reach the 290 needed. If you reside in one of the States listed below please contact your representative and ask them to join the other 281 members who have sponsored H.R. 82. 

This is the number of NON-Co-Sponsors in your state: Iowa- 2
Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks [R-IA-2]
Representative Ashley Hinson, [R-IA-1]

CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Feenstra, Randy [R-IA-4] 02/01/2021
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 09/29/2021

Here are some talking points: 
WEP Facts:
3% of all Social Security beneficiaries are affected
1,948,427 retirees affected now
Among them 56% are men
The WEP causes a larger reduction for low-income recipients
Penalty is decreased for people with “(Substantial) SS Covered Earnings”. 
2021 Substantial Earnings is $26,550.

GPO Facts:
1% of all Social Security beneficiaries are affected, 
716,662 retirees were affected (2019). 
83% are Women
71% of those affected lose ALL their Social Security benefits
53% have their spousal benefits affected
47% have their Widow’s or Widower’s benefits affected
The GPO causes a higher percentage cut for lower-income retiree

Please e-mail me if you would like the names and District they represent. 
David Cook, email- 
For additional information go to: house.gova