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Congressional Testimony

NARFE regularly testifies before Congress and submits written testimony on issues affecting the pay and benefits of the federal community. Congressional testimony is an important way NARFE ensures the voices of federal employees and retirees are heard in Congress. Access NARFE’s most recent testimony below.

115th CONGRESS (2017-2018)

2017 HEARINGS

February 7, 2017
NARFE President Richard Thissen submitted a statement for the record to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in advance of a hearing, “Accomplishing Postal Reform in the 115th Congress.” READ MORE

114th CONGRESS (2015-2016)

2016 HEARINGS

November 30, 2016
NARFE President Thissen to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations regarding the increase in premiums in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. READ MORE

May 10, 2016
NARFE President sends statement for the record to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressing NARFE’s views on USPS reform in advance of hearing. READ MORE

March 22, 2016
Hearing on "Social Security and Public Servants: Ensuring Equal Treatment." Testimony for the Record by Richard G. Thissen, president, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. READ MORE

 

2015 HEARINGS

August 12, 2015
NARFE President Richard G. Thissen testified before the Department of Labor at a public hearing in support of the Department’s Conflict of Interest Rule Proposal. The rule would ensure individuals saving for retirement are protected by a “best interest standard” when receiving investment advice. READ MORE

July 8, 2015
NARFE Director of Federal Benefits Services David Snell testified before a House subcommittee on the Office of Personnel Management’s response to data breaches that exposed millions of current and retired federal employees’ personnel and background investigation records. READ MORE

May 20, 2015
Hearing on “Reforming the Workers’ Compensation Program for Federal Employees”. Testimony for the Record by Richard G. Thissen, president, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. READ MORE

 

Previous NARFE congressional testimony is archived here

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