KEY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE SET

January 11, 2007 - Social Security Dominant Issue - New York Democrat Charles Rangel will head the powerful
House Committee on Ways and Means for the 110th Congress. Rangel,
who has represented Harlem for over thirty-years, is
known for his outspoken no nonsense style.


January 11, 2007 - Social Security Dominant Issue - New York Democrat Charles Rangel will head the powerful
House Committee on Ways and Means for the 110th Congress. Rangel,
who has represented Harlem for over thirty-years, is
known for his outspoken no nonsense style.

Of great significance to public retirees is the fact that
fifteen of the Committee’s forty-one members represent non-Social Security
states, which are also subject to the GPO/WEP laws. If an overhaul of the
GPO/WEP laws were to take place, the Ways and Means Committee will play a
central role.

Prominent amongst the Democratic committee members is
Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, who has also served on the Committee’s
Subcommittee on Social Security. Another key member of the Committee is
Illinois Democrat Rahm Emanuel. The former top Clinton Administration aide is
widely credited as an architect of the Democrat’s return to power in the past
election.

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