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Landry Continues Fight to End Congressional Benefits

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Working to end taxpayer-funded benefits to Members of Congress, U.S. Representative Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) has co-sponsored H.R. 3480 -- the End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act. The EPIC Act would end the Congressional pension plan for recently elected and future Members of the House and Senate who have not yet qualified for pension benefits, and it would end the pension plan for Members of the House and Senate who have served for five or more years but do not opt in to continue the pension plan within 90 days.

"Career politicians in Washington have burdened the American people with a $15 trillion debt, yet they still expect us to pay for their benefits. Clearly, Washington politicians are out of touch with the American people," said Landry. "So, I am proud to help end some of the madness today by co-sponsoring the EPIC Act and continuing to put the people of Louisiana over the excesses of Washington."

Landry, who declined his Congressional health care and retirement in January, said Congress needs to end business as usual in Washington and focus on real solutions. "Congress must take every step possible to ensure our children and grandchildren aren't drowned in a debt created by Washington's addiction to spending. The EPIC Act is another great step toward achieving a smaller, more efficient government of the people, by the people, and for the people."


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