Brady Applauds Senate Passage of Tribal Social Security Fairness Act

September 7, 2018 — Press Releases   

Brady Applauds Senate Passage of Tribal Social Security Fairness Act 

Washington, D.C. – The Senate passed by unanimous consent H.R. 6124, the Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018. In response, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement:

“This long-overdue legislation ensures fairness for our tribal governments as it relates to Social Security. Just as our state and local governments can choose to participate in Social Security, Tribal Councils should be able to do the same. I want to thank Reps. Dave Reichert and Suzan DelBene for their hard work on this bill and for all they do on behalf of tribes across Washington and the country. I look forward to sending this legislation to the President’s desk soon.” 

Background: H.R. 6124, sponsored by Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), amends Title II of the Social Security Act to allow for voluntary agreements between Indian Tribal Councils and the Social Security Commissioner so that Tribal Council members may participate in Social Security. The Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 6124 in June by voice vote, and the House passed the bill by voice vote in July.