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House committee advances military pension reforms
trueThe House Armed Services Committee on Thursday passed a defense spending bill that includes reforms to the military retirement system that encourage defined contribution savings.
Rep. Crowley calls for universal retirement accounts
trueRep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., laid out a sweeping proposal for increasing Americans' retirement savings and other long-term needs Tuesday.
House budget calls for higher federal employee contributions and lower G Fund return
trueThe House adopted a fiscal year 2016 budget Wednesday that calls for higher retirement contributions from federal workers and a lower rate of return for the Thrift Savings Plan's G Fund.
More transparency sought at FSOC
trueMembers of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee pressed for more transparency at the Financial Stability Oversight Council during a hearing Wednesday.
2 multiple employer plan bills introduced
trueMultiple employer plans could be a more viable option for smaller employers and service providers under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday in the House and Senate.
Obama tax proposals may be DOA
truePresident Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Jan. 20 mentioned only broadly his vision for helping middle-class workers save more for retirement, but he's poised to submit proposals to Congress on Feb. 2 as part of his fiscal 2016 budget.
Hatch lays out retirement savings agenda for Senate Finance Committee
trueTax reform that includes a broader base and lower rates, and new retirement savings incentives, will be top priorities of the Senate Finance Committee, incoming Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Tuesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Senate follows House in passing bill allowing relief for multiemployer plans
trueStruggling multiemployer pension funds will be able to reduce retiree benefits under legislation that received final Senate approval Saturday as part of a congressional spending package already approved by the House.
Sen. Patty Murray to become ranking HELP Committee member
trueSen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., will become ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January.
House passes multiemployer pension reform
trueThe House approved late Thursday a package of reforms available to struggling multiemployer pension funds, as part of a congressional spending deal that the Senate must vote on by Saturday.
Proposed Congress spending bill allows some multiemployer plans to cut retiree benefits
trueControversial reforms for multiemployer pension funds will be part of a congressional spending deal set for a final vote Thursday.
Senators call on Treasury to help smaller employers offer retirement plans
trueThe Treasury Department could promote more retirement programs among small employers by making it easier for them to join multiple-employer plans, several members of the Senate Finance Committee said in a letter to Secretary Jacob Lew.
FSOC process necessary, Dodd says
trueThe Financial Stability Oversight Council's mission to identify systemically important non-bank financial institutions is necessary, former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd said Tuesday at an event marking the fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Federal retirement benefits likely target for GOP
trueFederal employees are bracing for more bad news about their retirement benefits as Republicans prepare to control both chambers of Congress.
GOP Congress might revisit tax incentives for retirement plans
trueAs Republicans prepare to take control of the 114th Congress in 2015, their agenda could change the tax incentives for retirement plan sponsors and participants. Money managers could also see changes if the new Congress revisits much-criticized financial regulation.