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BY Ted Godbout | 7/18/2019
A key House committee has moved forward on a package of bills that, among other things, would expand the Securities and Exchange Commission’s civil monetary penalty authority and extend the statute... Read More
BY Brian Graff | 7/17/2019
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board has challenged a specific “pay for” provision in the SECURE Act. But they’re missing the big(ger) picture. One of the main reasons the SECURE Act passed... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/11/2019
The so-called Butch Lewis Act to address funding problems facing multiemployer pension plans continues to work its way through the legislative labyrinth, with a second House committee approving the... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/27/2019
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation June 26 that, if enacted, would block the SEC’s newly adopted Regulation Best Interest from taking effect. The Financial Services and General... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/25/2019
While it’s not precisely robbing Peter to pay Paul, a new legislative proposal purports to pay off all student loan debt – with proceeds from a tax that will hit retirement savings. First touted... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/21/2019
The House Ways & Means Committee has voted to extend a vast array of individual and corporate tax provisions, including special disaster-related rules for use of retirement funds. Disaster... Read More
BY John Iekel | 6/20/2019
The American Retirement Association, joined by a broad coalition of trade groups, called on the Senate to quickly approve the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act – and... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/12/2019
Following a contentious markup session, a key House Committee approved legislation on June 11 that would address the funding problems facing multiemployer pension plans.  The House Education... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 6/11/2019
The headline in a recent New York Times piece cautions that “Confusing Options May Be Coming to Your 401(k). It Could Cost You.”   Those “confusing options”? Retirement income... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/7/2019
Following House passage of the bipartisan SECURE Act last month, it looked like the legislation was headed for quick enactment. Since then, however, the realities of the Senate’s legislative... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 5/30/2019
For those who thought the notion of a financial transaction tax might be a passing fad, guess again. Presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) have just... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/23/2019
UPDATED: May 24, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. (ET) One of the most consequential pieces of retirement security legislation in more than a decade has been approved overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/22/2019
Bipartisan legislation calling on the SEC to revise its definition of small businesses to help ensure that the commission more broadly considers the burden of its regulations on small investment... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/21/2019
The House of Representatives is moving forward with its promise to approve the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act during the month of May. On May 21, the House... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/17/2019
Changes that don’t have anything to do with retirement might undermine bipartisan support for retirement security legislation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) late last month had... Read More
BY John Iekel | 5/17/2019
Is there a retirement crisis or not? House Budget Committee members and experts who testified before the committee on May 15 did not agree. But at least they did concur on one thing: the need to take... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/16/2019
Bipartisan legislation to create a new federal commission that would study and recommend ways to improve Americans’ retirement security has been reintroduced in the Senate. The Federal Retirement... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/15/2019
Members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed hope May 14 that Congress would move quickly to approve the long-pending Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) before moving to the next... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/14/2019
A key member of Congress has reintroduced legislation that would permit 401(k), 403(b), SIMPLE and governmental 457(b) retirement plans to make matching contributions to workers as if their student... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/14/2019
New proposed legislation could help close the retirement savings coverage gap — and you can help make it a reality. Small business owners face real challenges – costs, administrative burdens and... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/14/2019
Picking up where they left off in the last Congress, the bipartisan duo of Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) reintroduced their comprehensive “Retirement Security and Savings Act” on May... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/10/2019
New proposed legislation could help close the retirement savings coverage gap — and you can help make it a reality. Small business owners face real challenges – costs, administrative burdens and... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/8/2019
The key Senate committee with jurisdiction over retirement tax policy issues is turning its attention to reviewing proposals that encourage and facilitate retirement savings.  Sen. Charles... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/29/2019
Congress returns this week from its two-week spring break, with plans to consider bipartisan retirement security legislation to make it easier for businesses to offer retirement plans and for... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/16/2019
With the Trump administration’s Association Health Plan rule stymied by a federal judge’s ruling, a large group of Republican senators has introduced legislation to fill that gap. Sens. Chuck... Read More

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