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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver Invites Union Retirees Facing Extreme Pension Cuts to Speak with Ken Feinberg

Feb 12, 2016
Press Release

Retired workers in Missouri will have the opportunity to share their concerns with Ken Feinberg, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Special Master for the implementation of the Kline-Miller Law.

Over 400,000 people from across several states who have vested millions of dollars into their pension funds have been told that their benefits from the Central States Pension Fund would be drastically cut, some as much as by 60 percent. People who have saved all of their working lives for this moment of retirement are now finding out that there is not enough to fund their pensions.

U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II has been working with hundreds of retirees who have written to his office seeking his assistance.  Cleaver sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew asking that Ken Feinberg visit Kansas City.  We are pleased that the Department of Treasury has listened and has agreed to send Mr. Feinberg to our area to address the 32,000 people affected here in Missouri.

A Town Hall Meeting has been set for

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

4:30 p.m. CST

at the Downtown Convention Center

 301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here.


For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at or 816-842-4545.