Rep./Speaker Boehner: Why is the White House Still Stonewalling?

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Boehner Column:  Why is the White House Still Stonewalling Delphi Retirees?
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – [2013-06-14] Congressman/Speaker John Boehner (R-West Chester-OH) discussed in a column the unequal treatment of non-union Delphi salaried retirees, his comments included: "~Americans should never be targeted by their government for partisan purposes. ~ we’ll continue working to get to the bottom of the IRS abuse, Benghazi and another issue that’s critically important to many in the Miami Valley: the Delphi pension scandal. ~ thousands of non-union workers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and elsewhere saw their retirement savings slashed during the 2009 auto bailout.  While the president’s union allies were protected, these non-union workers had their pensions cut by as much as 70 percent. ~ Still, the administration continues to stonewall. ~
 
"'For four years now we have been trying to gain access to records from the PBGC and Treasury…,' former Delphi Senior Engineer and Vice-Chair of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association Bruce Gump said. 'Yet in spite of promises from everybody from the president on down… we have been fought every step of the way.' ~
 
"As many Delphi non-union workers will attest, it’s about economic freedom, jobs, and the very real implications of an out-of-control government picking winners and losers – and we aren’t about to let up."  
 

Rep. Turner Announces Hearing - Unequal Treatment of Retirees

Rep. Turner
  

Turner Announces Next Step in Delphi Pension Investigation

Oversight Committee Field Hearing to Take Place in Dayton OH

Dayton, OH 2013-06-06 – Congressman Mike Turner is announcing that the House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a field hearing in Dayton OH on  The hearing, entitled “The Delphi Pension Bailout: Unequal Treatment of Retirees,” will take place at Sinclair Community College, Dayton OH, on Monday June 10th at 10:00 AM.
 
 “This field hearing will continue to highlight the shameful treatment of Delphi Salaried Retirees by the Obama Administration. They picked winners and losers during a failed bailout which has cost the taxpayers billions of dollars and these retirees their futures. I will continue to support the retirees in their efforts to have their pensions restored, as well as to hold this Administration accountable for their actions,” said Congressman Turner.
 
Panel 1 – Delphi salaried retirees – Tom Rose, Mary Miller, Bruce Gump
Panel 2 – James Sherk, Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics - The Heritage Foundation; Paul Dobosz, Former Manager - Delphi Engineering Research Group
 

Congressional Field Hearing - Unequal Treatment of Retirees


Chairman Mica, Congressman Turner
   

Panel 1 - Gump, Miller, Rose
   

Panel 2 - Dobosz, Sherk
   
More pictures from the hearing  
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Chairman John Mica (R-FL)
The Delphi Pension Bailout: Unequal Treatment of Retirees
Field Hearing – Monday June 10, 2013
Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH
 
Panel 1
Bruce Gump – Delphi Salaried Retirees Association
Mary T. Miller – Delphi Salaried Retirees Association
Tom Rose – Delphi Salaried Retirees Association
 
Panel 2
Paul J. Dobosz – Delphi Salaried Retirees Association
James Sherk – Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics - The Heritage Foundation
 
Over 250 retirees and family members attended the hearing from Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Photo gallery | DSRA Testimonies | James Sherk testimony | Rep Susan Brooks (IN) support | AP - Delphi retirees pack OH meeting | TribToday - Release Delphi records (see below) | Bankruptcy Law Review: Pensioner Outrage
 
After the hearing Chairman Mica was contacted by Warren TribToday and confirmed he intends to seek subpoenas of the records: Chairman Mica said "I will not permit any further foot dragging and we are going to talk to the people who were involved."; also said he wants testimony from people who were named in documents but whose information was redacted, saying if they won't testify voluntarily, they should face subpoena.  "I think the whole thing has dragged on for far too long," Mica said. "They have used government money in an inappropriate manner, and I think we have got to get to the bottom of it and see what remedy can be available."

Sen. Wicker, Rep. Turner Lead Bicameral, Bipartisan Request for Accountability at Treasury

Sen. Wicker
Rep. Turner

Sen. Wicker, Rep. Turner Call for Continued Investigation into Slashing of Delphi Pensions

Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter Urges Accountability at Treasury Department

Friday, May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) are leading a bicameral, bipartisan letter to Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Congressman Darell Issa (R-CA), Chairmen of the Senate and House Oversight Committees respectively, urging them to continue their Committees’ examinations of matters pertaining to the unjust termination of Delphi salaried retiree pensions. ~~
 
Sen. Wicker and Rep. Turner are joined by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Dan Coats (R-IN), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Susan Brooks (R-IN), J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Gregg Harper (R-MS), David Joyce (R-OH), Luke Messer (R-IN), Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), and Austin Scott (R-GA).