House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today released the following joint statement after the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) issued a report on multiemployer pension reform:
Today's report is further proof that there is no easy way to address the challenges facing the multiemployer pension system. It also serves as an important reminder that common ground can be found when stakeholders work together in good faith and are willing to make tough choices. Workers and retirees deserve no less. We commend NCCMP for its efforts and look forward to reviewing the recommendations carefully.