12-14-10: Reps. Tim Ryan & Chris Lee appeal re: HCTC

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Chris Lee (R-NY) issue bi-partisan appeal to House Ways and Means Committee leadership

As the U.S. House prepares to take up tax legislation during the lame duck session, the two congressmen serving DSRA members in northeast Ohio and western New York have urged Ways and Means Chairman Sandy Levin (D-MI) and Ranking Minority Member Dave Camp (R-MI) to include the 80% HCTC extension in the bill.

Click here for letter.     Thank you Congressmen Lee and Ryan.

12-3-10: Key Members of Congress Urge Senate to Act on 80% HCTC

Four Key Members of Congress Urge Senate Leadership to Act on 80% HCTC Continuation in Lame Duck Session

Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Roger Wicker (MS), and Sherrod Brown (OH); and Representative Tim Ryan (OH) sent a joint letter to Senators Harry Reid, Majority Leader; Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader; Max Baucus, chair, Senate Finance Committee; and Charles Grassley, Ranking Republican on Senate Finance Committee, supporting continuation of HCTC at the current 80% level. 

Click here for the letter.     Thank you Senators and Congressman.

12-9-10: Indiana Sen. Lugar seeks 80% HCTC continuance

Senator Richard Lugar (IN) has written to Senators Harry Reid, Majority Leader; Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader; Max Baucus, chair, Senate Finance Committee; and Charles Grassley, Ranking Republican on Senate Finance Committee, supporting continuation of HCTC at the current 80% level. 

Click here for Sen. Lugar's letter.     Thank you Senator Lugar.

12-03-10: Sen. Brown: "GM Should Do The Right Thing"

BROWN: GM SHOULD “DO THE RIGHT THING” FOR DELPHI RETIREES 

With News of GM Paying $4 Billion in Pension Plans, Brown Says GM Must Do Its Duty by Delphi Retirees

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement today following news that General Motors paid $4 billion in its pension plans for current and retired G.M. employees. 

“General Motors did right by their current and retired employees by paying into the pension fund, and now it’s time for them to do the same for Delphi retirees. I remain deeply concerned over the company’s conspicuous silence regarding the pensions and health benefits for thousands of salaried and union Delphi retirees. 

“Many Delphi retirees devoted their careers to working for General Motors, and the company should reward their loyalty. As General Motors continues to reap financial benefits from its restructuring and successful IPO, they must do their duty by the Delphi retirees, and I will keep fighting to make sure that these retirees get the benefits they have earned and deserve.” 

Click here for Sen. Brown's release.     Thank you Senator Brown.