Chairman Scott Statement on Butch Lewis Act Reintroduction

WASHINGTON – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Chairman Richard Neal (MA-01) reintroduced the Rehabilitiation for Multiemplyer Pensions Act (Butch Lewis Act). 

"Americans who worked hard their entire lives and planned for secure retirements should not have the rug pulled out from under them. The Butch Lewis Act of 2019 is a bipartisan proposal that ensures retirees receive the pension benefits they have earned. This legislation, in addition to the work of the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, is an important step to help address this crisis. As chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, I am committed to the workers, families, businesses, and retirees from all over the country who are counting on us — and the longer Congress waits to act, the more difficult and more expensive the problem will be to solve.”

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