Retirement security to be focus of Democratic Policy Committee hearing Thursday in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, June 2 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing about a national perspective of retirement security from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in the House Minority Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg.

State Rep. Joe Markosek, D-Allegheny, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, will co-chair the hearing as attendees hear from national experts on pension changes, income inequalities and retirement security.

The current hearing agenda is:

  • 1:30 p.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 1:40 p.m.       Diane Oakley, executive director, National Institute on Retirement Security
  • 2:10 p.m.       Hank Kim, executive director and counsel, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems
  • 2:30 p.m.       Cathie Eitelberg, senior vice president and national public sector market director,  The Segal Group
  • 2:50 p.m.       Leigh Snell, director of federal relations, National Council on Teacher Retirement
  • 3:10 p.m.       Monique Morrissey, economist, Economic Policy Institute
  • 3:30 p.m.       Closing Remarks     

The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.