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Palazzo declines congressional pension

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is declining to accept his congressional retirement benefits and is helping sponsor a bill that would eliminate pensions for members of Congress.

“South Mississippians are tightening their belts, and so should the federal government,” Palazzo said in a statement.

“That’s why I wrote to the chief administrative officer for the House of Representatives stating I would neither apply for nor accept any pension or retirement benefits derived from my service as a Member of Congress. That’s also why I support the EPIC Act.” The End Pensions in Congress Act, also known as the EPIC Act, would eliminate pension benefits for members of Congress in the futhre, not those currently serving or retired.

Read more in Thursday's Sun Herald.

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