Originally, the House was planning to vote on HR 3813 tomorrow; however, late this afternoon it was announced that consideration has been delayed until after the Presidents’ Day Recess.
It now appears likely that the Senate will take up a broad must-pass bill social security payroll tax bill, which includes a section to increase employee Federal Employees Retirement (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) contributions by 1.5% over the next three years. The revenue generated from the increased postal and federal employee contributions would be used to pay for an extension of unemployment insurance benefits that is included in the bill.
- NAPUS members should immediately call the Capitol Hill office of their Senators to OPPOSE using an increase in CSRS and FERS contributions to offset the cost of extending unemployment insurance benefits. The Senate plans to bring this bill to the floor on Friday, February 17.