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Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) pledges to support Texas teachers by signing a discharge petition to bring H.R. 147, the Social Security Fairness Act to the floor for an immediate vote when Congress reconvenes in November.

As a former part-time teacher in public schools and at the university level, I respect and support teachers for their dedication to our children and performing one of the hardest jobs out there, said Poe. I do not believe that they should be penalized for choosing their noble profession and I will support efforts to allow for them to receive benefits they deserve.

Congressman Poe is a cosponsor of the following legislation:

The Social Security Fairness Act
Amends title II, the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal: (1) pension offset provisions applicable to husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and mother's and father's insurance benefits with respect to OASDI payments; and (2) windfall elimination provisions with respect to computation of the primary insurance amount of an individual.

The Public Servant Retirement Protection Act of 2005
Amends title II, the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to repeal the current windfall elimination provision (WEP) (that reduces the Social Security benefits of workers who also have pension benefits from employment not covered by Social Security) for individuals first performing non-covered service beginning one year after enactment of this Act.

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