WASHINGTON – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today honored Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) with the organization’s “Champion of Retirement Security” award for leadership to advance legislative solutions to address the nation’s looming retirement crisis by helping Americans save more for retirement.
“Committing to saving for future needs is difficult enough, but it is also clear that many Americans don’t have access to a retirement-savings plan. For those who are able to save, it can be daunting to make sure that sufficient funds are set aside to live in retirement as well as make sure they last throughout retirement. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to work with my colleagues on solutions that help more American workers save for a secure retirement. I am grateful to the Insured Retirement Institute for this award and for the work this industry has done to advance this important legislation,” Grassley said.
Grassley supports several legislative elements of IRI’s Federal Retirement Security Blueprint, including the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA), which he had previously supported as a member of the committee. Now in his role as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Grassley’s support of RESA has extended to support of the enactment of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.
Established in 2013, the IRI Champion of Retirement Security Award recognizes the important work done by public policy makers to enhance retirement security in the United States.