Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight

Monday, December 11, 2017

Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight

Key Democrats want a government funding bill to maintain the solvency of pension plans for hundreds of thousands of workers.

By ELANA SCHOR

12/11/2017 07:34 PM EST

The next potential sleeper cause of a government shutdown? Pensions.

Congress barely averted a shutdown last year amid a fight over miners’ health care. Now the looming collapse of pension plans for the miners — as well as thousands of Teamster truck drivers and food service workers — is fueling another, even more expensive, round of brinkmanship.  Read more...