Senator Portman and Congressman Turner Continue Support of Delphi Salaried Retirees


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. ~~

Ohio Delegation Requests Information from Director, PBGC













Washington, D.C.—This week, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) were again joined by the entire Ohio Republican Delegation in a request to the Director of the PBGC supporting the Delphi salaried retirees' 5-year fight with the PBGC to obtain information to resolve their pension issues.
The letter is based on a recent inquiry by the PBGC Office of Inspector General, highlighting and questioning the PBGC's constant delays in providing pension data for the aging group of pensioners.  The delegation asks fourteen (14) specific questions regarding the PBGC delays in providing vital information to the retirees.
The letter was also signed by Ohio Republican Reps. Steve Stivers, Pat Tiberi, Steve Chabot, Bill Johnson, Bob Latta, Brad Wenstrup, Bob Gibbs, Jim Renacci, David Joyce, and Jim Jordan.  DSRA thanks the Ohio delegation for their consistent support.

Bipartisan Bicameral Support for Extension of HCTC




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

Rep. Mike Turner Marks 5-years of Fighting for Delphi Pensions

Rep. Mike Turner (OH) (right), with the group of Delphi salaried retirees (L-R): Roy Smith, Marlane Bengry, Tom Green, Rick Raterman, Kay Berner, Bob Young, Tom Rose, Mike Trego, Dan Claudepierre, Carol Holley and Rep. Mike Turner. (click image to enlarge)
Dayton, OH, July 22 2014 - Five years ago today, more than 20,000 Delphi Salaried Retirees had their pensions unjustly terminated in the wake of the Obama Administration's failed bailout of General Motors.
"This injustice will not be tolerated or forgotten and we will continue to move ahead until the Delphi Salaried Retirees receive the full and equitable treatment they deserve,” said Congressman Turner.
Today, Congressman Mike Turner met with a group of Delphi Salaried Retirees from the Dayton-area in a closed door briefing to discuss the progress that has already been made and to identify what future action must be taken.