The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) are trying to send a strong message to a group of seven Republican senators.
The message boils down to, “Thank you!”
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and six colleagues — Rob Portman of Ohio; Thom Tillis of North Carolina; Joni Ernst of Iowa; Martha McSally of Arizona; Susan Collins of Maine; and Cory Gardner of Colorado — wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this week to ask him to move the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act bill, or Secure Act bill, through the Senate consideration pipeline.
The ACLI and IRI responded by forwarding the letter to their media contacts, to welcome the senators’ support for the bill.
ACLI President Susan Neely said in the statement that this is the perfect time for the Senate to act on the bill.
“There’s so much momentum for this bill which is good for small business owners and their employee,” Neely said. “Sen. Scott continues to lead for families, in this case helping so many start to save for retirement and safeguarding others’ retirement security.”
IRI put out a statement saying it ”greatly appreciates the action by these influential senators for encouraging leadership to take action on the Secure Act as soon as possible.”