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Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019

August 01, 2019


The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019 (H.R. 3934), introduced by Ways and Means top Republican Kevin Brady (R-TX), reforms the Social Security Act by replacing an unfair formula for calculating benefits – known as the Windfall Elimination Provision — with a new, fairer formula that treats teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other public servants like the rest of America’s workers.

Upon introduction of this legislation, the Texan lawmaker released the following statement:

For years, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for a permanent solution to fix WEP.  This arbitrary Washington compromise has resulted in unfair treatment for our teachers, fire fighters, and police officers; and Texans simply cannot afford Congress to remain inactive and let this unfair policy be the law of the land.

“Now is the time for Congress to put forth a solution that can actually be signed by the President.  This legislation permanently repeals the current WEP, and instead uses a fairer formula that treats public servants like all other American workers.  Democrats agree that this is a problem we must address now, and we hope they join us in fixing this long-standing problem this year.  While I am introducing a bill today, I am committed to staying at the table to get a bill to the President’s desk”


Find more information on H.R. 3934 below:

Bill Text


H.R. 3934 Fact Sheet

How H.R. 3934 compares to H.R. 6933


Supporting Organizations

Press Release 

Blog Post: WEP is Unfair-Here’s Why