Pension committee holds first meeting

Lima News

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension, co-chaired by Sen. Sherrod Brown, held its first of five meetings this past Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Sen. Rob Portman is also a member of the bi-partisan committee.

Formed to solve a pension crisis affecting 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers, the 16-member panel has until the end of Nov. 30 to shape a bill solving the pension problems caused by the Great Recession. Brown fought to create the committee during budget talks in February.

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