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Pension Rights Center to Lawmakers: "Changes to Retirement Plan Tax Breaks Should Address the Retirement Income Deficit, not the Budget Deficit"


WASHINGTON - At a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Finance today, the Pension Rights Center called on lawmakers to re-examine the tax incentives associated with 401(k) plans and other retirement savings plans, so that those tax breaks work more efficiently a


As Deficit Reduction Debate Rages, Groups Tell Congress to "Halt the Assault on Retirement Security"


WASHINGTON – While Congress fights over how to cut the federal budget deficit, 28 national organizations sent a letter to key members of Congress today, warning that proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and traditional pensions would harm the retirement security


Supreme Court Decision in Amara v. CIGNA a Victory for Workers and Retirees


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center released the following statement from Karen Ferguson today in reaction to the U.S.


Statement by Karen Friedman, Executive Vice President, on the Failed Deficit Commission Vote


WASHINGTON – Following the failure of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to get the votes necessary for its recommendations to be voted on by Congress, Karen Friedman, executive vice president of the Pension Rights Center, issued this statement:


Groups Reveal U.S. Retirement Income Deficit at Launch of Campaign to Make Retirement Crisis a National Priority


WASHINGTON – The magnitude of the nation’s retirement income crisis was revealed at a press conference in Washington, D.C., today, with the release of the Retirement Income Deficit – the gap between the pensions and retirement savings that Ame


"401(k) Fee Disclosure is as American as Apple Pie," Pension Rights Center Says at Capitol Hill Event


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center joined Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.), Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ), AARP, and other groups today at a press conference calling on the Senate to restore 401(k) fee disclosure provisions to the More...

The Pension Rights Center Mourns the Death of Beth Shulman


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center mourns the death of Beth Shulman, a great human and a beloved colleague who died Friday, February 5, 2010. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in October and subsequently suffered complications from pneumonia.


Statement on President Obama’s Auto-IRA Proposal


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center applauds the Obama administration for recognizing retirement insecurity as a major national issue – both in the President’s State of the Union address last night and in the More...

Pension Rights Center Asks Senate HELP Committee to Provide Funding Relief for Companies that Continue Workers’ Pensions


WASHINGTON – Congress should make short-term emergency funding relief available for companies that continue their workers’ pension plans, the Pension Rights Center told lawmakers today.  Testifying on behalf of the Center before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


Conference Calls for New Approach to Retirement Security, Looks at Proposals for Visionary Future System


Washington – A Retirement USA conference held in Washington, D.C., today spotlighted the need for a new, visionary approach to retirement security.