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.

Learn about Legislation & Regulations Highlights:

Fact Sheets and Issue Papers
04/27/21

What the Butch Lewis Act Will and Will Not Do

Legislation & Regulations
01/27/20

Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020

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Comments & Letters
02/16/24

SOR Coalition Opposes Appropriations Riders to Proposed Retirement Security Rule

The Save Our Retirement Coalition issued a letter voicing our opposition to appropriations riders that would prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, or enforce the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed Retirement Security Rule.

Blogs & Newsletters
01/30/24

Our 2024 Resolutions Reflect our Commitment to Retirement Security for All

By Karen Friedman The New Year is always a great time to take stock and resolve to do better.   I’m already making headway on my personal goals of hitting the gym, eating healthier (mostly), and generally getting in better shape.   Our resolutions at the Pension Rights Center, however, are a bit more ambitious.   We’re working […]

Comments & Letters
01/05/24

PRC Stands With Coalition To Urge DOL To Finalize Fiduciary Rule

The Pension Rights Center, alongside a group of over forty organizations and individuals, expressed strong support for the DOL’s Retirement Security Proposal, which would strengthen protections for retirees and workers who seek professional investment advice.  

Comments & Letters
01/04/24

PRC Advocates for Conflict-Free Investment Advice

The PRC expressed strong support in written comments for a proposed DOL rule that would ensure that investment professionals who give retirement-related financial advice do so in the best interests of workers and retirees. Read our full comments here.  

Press Release
12/15/23

Save Our Retirement Coalition Applauds DOL’S Public Hearing On Proposed Rule To Protect Workers’ Retirement Savings

The Pension Rights Center joins our fellow Save Our Retirement coalition members in applauding the DOL’s recent public hearing on a proposed rule to protect consumers from conflicts of interest when seeking professional investment advice while planning for retirement.

Speeches & Statements
11/07/23

Speech by Karen Friedman at the ARA Retiree Security Symposium

Karen Friedman, Executive Director of the PRC, gave a speech to attendees at the 2023 ARA Retiree Security Symposium in Washington, D.C. on October 17th. You can read her comments here.

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