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Beyer Hails Passage Of SECURE Act

Washington, May 23, 2019

Rep. Beyer issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act:

“This bipartisan legislation will help Americans retire with greater financial security while fixing huge problems with the GOP tax law. I’m very happy to see the near-unanimity of this bill in the House, and hope we see swift movement on it in the Senate. I also hope my Republican colleagues will take the lesson from this that rushing enormous legislation without hearings can badly hurt Americans; far better that we take the time we need to do our jobs right.”

Beyer spoke on the floor during debate on the SECURE Act, which contained a provision to remedy problems with the 2017 GOP tax law. Among these was a fix to eliminate tax hikes on survivor benefits paid to the children of deceased first responders, which mirrored standalone legislation Rep. Beyer introduced earlier this week.