For Wednesday: Tell House Ways and Means to Take Action on H.R.82 Now!

ALL HANDS ON DECK! We are asking you to email different members of the Ways and Means Committee Members every day this week, asking them to “mark up” H.R.82 so it can be brought to the House floor for a vote.

Each day we will send you a copy of the email text below along with a list of several Ways and Means Committee Members’ email addresses. These emails will go directly to the Member’s legislative assistant, so you do not have to be a resident in that member’s district to comment. It should take no more than ten minutes to copy and paste the message for each member. You may also call, text, or use any other form of social media to get our point across. Here is a chance to stand up against this injustice. This important work will move us closer to our ultimate goal: Repealing WEP/GPO! Don’t forget to sign your name and identify yourself as a “Retired ______”

(Copy and Paste this letter below)

Please Call for a “mark-up” session on H.R. 82.

Dear Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means,

On November 20, 2023, a successful field hearing ( was held for the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). During the hearing we saw enthusiastic support from both legislators and witnesses for repealing these Social Security penalties. The stories of harm from the offsets were compelling. H.R. 82, the bill to repeal the WEP and GPO, has overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress represented by 306 cosponsors.

Please bring this decades-old injustice to a close by requesting a “mark-up” session for the bill to assist the repeal to a favorable conclusion.

The notion that repealing the WEP and GPO would negatively impact the solvency of the Social Security trust funds is unfounded. For nearly 50 years, the Social Security Administration has used our earned benefits to bolster the funds and maintain its solvency. The only way to rectify this unfair situation is to repeal the WEP and GPO through federal legislation.
I appreciate your consideration and look forward to your help in repealing the penalties in the 118th Congress.
Thank you,

Send the Email to Each of the Addresses below:

DAY 2 ∙ CONTACT LIST: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Neal, Richard (MA)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-5601
Staff Contact: Kara A. Getz
Email Address:

Kildee, Daniel (MI)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-3611
Staff Contact: Jordan D. Dickinson
Email Address:

Fischbach, Michelle (MN)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-2165
Staff Contact: Sean P. Murphy
Email Address:

Smith, Jason (MO)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-4404
Staff Contact: Hilary M. Pinegar
Email Address:

Smith, Adrian (NE)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-6435
Staff Contact: Joshua L. Jackson
Email Address:

Pascrell, Bill (NJ)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-5751
Staff Contact: Christopher P. Hadad
Email Address:

Malliotakis, Nicole (NY)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-3371
Staff Contact: Michael V. DeFilippis
Email Address:

Tenney, Claudia (NY)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-3665
Staff Contact: George D. Iverson
Email Address:

Higgins, Brian (NY)
D.C. Phone Number: (202) 225-3306
Staff Contact: Patrick R. Lowman
Email Address: