Congressmen Turner and Issa Support Delphi Salaried Retirees with Dialog with PBGC

Rep. Turner holding press conference
with Rep. Issa and DSRA representatives
On Thursday August 18, 2016, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) hosted a meeting with Congressman Darryl Issa (R-CA) to further expose the plight of Delphi salaried retirees and their 7-year long fight to restore their pensions.  A number of Delphi salaried retirees attended including leaders of Delphi Salaried Retirees Association.
The meeting focused on the retirees' ongoing legal fight to restore their pensions, and included discussion of the recent reinstatement of Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for retirees whose pensions have been terminated to the PBGC.
Congressman Turner has been a consistent supporter of the Delphi salaried retirees throughout the long period of their battle, and Congressman Issa is very familiar with the retirees' pension issues through his past chairmanship and membership of several congressional committees.  DSRA is most appreciative of their ongoing support.

Senator Portman and Congressman Turner Continue Support of Delphi Salaried Retirees


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Turner
Washington, D.C. October 22 2015.  U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and U.S. Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH-10) continued their fight for Delphi salaried retirees by urging Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to quickly implement the Health Coverage Tax Credit’s (HCTC) Advance Payment Program. This program is vital for Delphi salaried retirees facing health-related expenses. ~~
~~ Portman and Turner have repeatedly fought for the Delphi salaried retirees who had their pensions unjustly terminated in the wake of the federal government’s bailout of General Motors. Just recently, Portman and Turner continued their efforts to obtain information regarding the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s delay in providing final benefit determinations for Delphi retirees. ~~

Congressman Turner: Request to PGBC Inspector General: Confusion Around Issuance of Benefit Determination Letters


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Westbrooks
Washington, D.C. December 9 2015.  U.S. Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH-10) has again demonstrated active support for Delphi salaried retirees through involvement in the debacle of confusing information coming from the PBGC.
The PBGC has provided retirees with differing and inconsistent information when providing Benefit Determination Letters, and has responded differently to individual retirees' requests for validating detail to enable them to evaluate the PBGC Determinations.  Rep. Turner outlined these issues and inconsistencies in a letter today to the PBGC Inspector General, Mr. Robert Westbrooks.
UPDATE February 20, 2016 - PBGC Inspector General Robert Westbrooks responded to Rep. Mike Turner with a report of the PBGC's conduct and behavior through their inconsistent provision of pension information to Delphi salaried retirees.
Rep. Mike Turner has repeatedly and consistently fought for the Delphi salaried retirees who had their pensions unjustly terminated in the wake of the federal government’s bailout of General Motors.

Bipartisan Bicameral Support for Extension of HCTC


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Portman

Ryan

Turner
In parallel bipartisan bicameral efforts of support, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-OH-17) and Mike Turner (R-OH-10) sent letters to Senate and House leaders urging extension of Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) benefits for Delphi salaried retirees who have suffered severe reductions of their pensions.
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) urged Senate leaders to maintain an extension of the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) in the tax extenders package, which they urge passage of before the 113th Congress adjourns for the year.
Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) sent a bipartisan letter to House Leadership reaffirming their strong support for the passage of an extension of the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) as part of a year-end tax extenders bill before the 113th Congress adjourns for the year.
Releases and letters: Sen. Brown | Sen. Portman | Rep. Ryan | Rep. Turner