Learn about Legislation & Regulations

Congressional and regulatory changes can affect your retirement security

Proposals to change the nation’s pension, retirement savings plan, and Individual Retirement Account laws are continually before the U.S. Congress.

Currently, a number of proposals affecting employees, retirees, and their families are under consideration by Congress. Others have been passed and signed into law. These bills and laws are often complicated, but when individuals take the time to understand them and make their views heard, it can make all the difference to their future retirement security.

When Congress passes legislation, it often requires government agencies to issue rules interpreting important aspects of the new laws. The agencies are required to publish their proposed regulations and to invite the public to comment on them. They also often hold hearings where anyone can ask to speak. When the agencies issue their final regulations, these are also published.

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Fact Sheets and Issue Papers

What the Butch Lewis Act Will and Will Not Do

Legislation & Regulations

Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020

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PRC applauds passage of priority consumer protections in new retirement law

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The truckers’ triumph: The incredible story of how a scrappy group of blue-collar retirees rescued their pensions

‘I had to get this fight done no matter what’: It took retired trucker Mike Walden nine years, but reinstated benefits recently started flowing to multiemployer pension participants across America.

Comments & Letters

Comments to the IRS on the 2021-2022 Priority Guidance Plan

PRC submitted comments to the IRS on the agency’s guidance agenda for the coming year.

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Retirement Savers Could Be Put At Risk By Proposed Rollover Rule, DOL Warned

Retirement savers could be put at risk by a proposed Department of Labor rule on workplace retirement plan rollovers and lump sum distributions, DOL was warned today.

Blogs & Newsletters

House Committee hearing focuses on retirement security

By Emily Gilbert Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the House Ways and Means Committee held a wide-ranging hearing about retirement security. The chairman of the Committee, Richard Neal (D-MA), opened by saying he hoped this could be the first of “many conversations” about this topic, and he reiterated his commitment to finding a solution to the […]

Blogs & Newsletters

Retirement Savings Plan Provisions on Capitol Hill

By Jane Smith Among the many year-end bills that are circulating in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are a number that include fixes for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)-type retirement savings plans. Some of the fixes are found in several bills; others are in just one of the bills. The bills are […]

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