Senators Mike Braun, Rick Scott Work to End Taxpayer-Funded Congressional Pensions

first_imgWhile Congress remains stuck in gridlock and edges closer to the February 15th deadline for funding the government while securing our border, today U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced legislation through the End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act.  Currently, Members of Congress are eligible for their federal pension after just five years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. For example, career politician Nancy Pelosi has been in Congress for 33 years, and if she were to retire today, her annual taxpayer-funded pension would be over $102,000.This legislation would end taxpayer-funded congressional pensions, aligning with President Trump’s agenda of draining the swamp in Washington.“It’s time we make Washington more like the private sector and the best place to start is to end taxpayer-funded pensions – like Nancy Pelosi’s six-figure annual pension – that senators and congressmen are entitled to in retirement,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. “If we remove the luxurious perks from Congress, we’ll get better leaders: that’s why I’ll never accept my Senate pension and, if forced to, I pledge to donate every penny to Hoosier charities.”“I’m proud to introduce this bill ending taxpayer-funded congressional pensions. I’ve been in Washington a month and I can already see how dysfunctional it is. When Congress failed to do their job and created the longest government shutdown in history, hardworking Americans were forced to go without pay while members of Congress were still collecting paychecks. That is wrong and is exactly why I’m fighting to reform Washington,” said U.S. Senator Rick Scott. “It’s time for term limits and it’s time to make those in D.C. realize that the era of career politicians is over. Americans should not have to foot the bill for generous salaries and pensions for members of Congress, and I’m proud to be working on common sense solutions to make Washington work for families across the nation.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Explore Spain in Style with Luxury Rail Journeys

first_imgOriginally built in France in the 1920s for members of the British monarchy, Al Andalus is a palace on rails combining the appearance of a prestigious history with the modern comforts of the 21st century. Exploring Seville, Jerez, Ronda and Granada aboard the luxurious Al Andalus means having wine or coffee in the train’s sumptuous saloons or relaxing in one of the 30 spacious, richly-appointed cabins while waiting to arrive in your destination. EL TRANSCANTABRICO A journey aboard the opulent 23-suite El Transcantabrico is a wonderful and unique way to experience the stunning sights of northern Spain, from the striking hilly landscape of Galicia to the mighty cliffs of the Bay of Biscay. With its décor and construction, it is easy to bask in the nostalgia and charm of the early 20th century. Enjoy buffet breakfast every day, savoury dinners and lunches, and delightful regional gastronomy on board while traveling to the next city in your itinerary.Our Luxury Rail Journeys are inclusive of accommodation in your chosen compartment, dinners and lunches aboard the train or in top restaurants, daily buffet breakfast, excursions and scheduled tours, tickets to museums, attractions and shows. Activities on board include music and live performances, cooking and cocktails demonstration, dancing and more.For full details and bookings, contact Spain & Portugal Travel Connection on 1300 858 795, email [email protected] or visit www.spanishtravel.com.auSource = Spain & Portugal Travel Connection AL ANDALUS Roll like royalty and explore wondrous Spain on one of the luxury rail journeys from Spain & Portugal Travel Connection, Australia’s leading Spain and Portugal travel specialist. Hop on one of our spacious and luxurious tourist trains and discover the marvels of Spain as you travel from Seville to Granada or Madrid, or to Santiago de Compostela from Leon or San Sebastian. Al Andalus and El Transcantabrico are both luxury hotels on rails that bring passengers to mighty Spanish cities and quaint medieval villages, passing through spectacular countryside and affording guests comforts in historic rooms and suites fit for royalty.last_img read more