Obama pushes for Senate transportation bill with phased retirement

Posted on March 20, 2012


March 19th, 2012
President Obama today urged the House to pass the transportation bill the Senate approved last week. That bill, S 1813, contains a provision to allow older feds to phase into retirement — that is, work part-time while earning a partial pension — at the end of their careers.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on March 8 said he planned to bring the Senate’s bill up for a vote, instead of the troubled House transportation bill. But he may change course on that. Boehner is facing resistance to the Senate bill from members of his own party, and The Hill reports that he won’t decide how to move forward until he speaks to members of his caucus. He could announce this week how he plans to handle the transportation bill, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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