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A Flicker of Bipartisanship on Retirement Savings

Oct. 28, 2020, 5:30 PM

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days, but they do seem to be joining forces on one issue: helping more Americans save for retirement. On Oct. 27, the top Democrat and the top Republican on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee jointly introduced a bill to help workers save more and encourage additional employers to offer retirement plans.

By all accounts, the key player in forging the legislation is Representative Richard Neal, the Democrat from Massachusetts who has been a driving force on retirement issues since being elected to Congress in 1988. Neal, a former high school teacher and Springfield ...