The Social Security Fairness Act is the number one legislative priority for the FOP. Because of current Social Security law, millions of retired police officers, firefighters, teachers, and other government employees face as much as a 60% cut to their Social Security benefits. The FOP has been fighting for decades to repeal the WEP and GPO, the two provisions that unfairly target so many Americans who had dedicated their careers to public service.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Congressman Garrett Graves, who has represented Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District in Congress since 2015. As a member of Congress, Congressman Graves has been an outspoken advocate for WEP and GPO repeal and a leader on the issue.
00:00 – Intro
00:55 – About Garret Graves
01:55 – The WEP and GPO
07:45 – Behind the Legislative Process
12:05 – Discharge Petition and WEP Alternatives
14:55 – Chances in the Senate
17:30 – How Spouses are Impacted
20:05 – Law Enforcement and the Lame Duck Congress
25:20 – Final Thoughts