Congressman Tim Ryan and Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Bring Delphi Fight to the U.S. Supreme Court | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan and Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Bring Delphi Fight to the U.S. Supreme Court

October 29, 2021
Press Release
Ryan and Bipartisan Congressional Delegation file an Amicus Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to help return pension benefits to Delphi Retirees

WASHINGTON, DC Yesterday, Representative Tim Ryan and a bipartisan Congressional delegation filed an Amicus Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the fight to restore the lost pensions of the Delphi Salaried Retirees. Fifteen other Representatives signed onto the brief along with Senator Rob Portman (OH). You can view the brief here

“For over a decade, Delphi Salaried Retirees have suffered economic hardship and stress with the fallout of a decision that stripped our workers of the benefits they earned,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “I’ve worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle since day one to right this injustice and press administration officials from both parties to get these pensions fully restored. In that same effort, I am proud to join my colleagues in filing an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court that thoroughly details the need to deliver justice for the thousands of Ohioans who deserve the pensions they were promised.” 

“Since 2009, I have been fighting to help restore the pension benefits to the Delphi Salaried Retirees. Yesterday, I continued that fight by filing an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court with the support of a bipartisan group of lawmakers.” said Congressman Turner.  “The Delphi salaried retirees deserve the full value of the retirement benefits promised to them after decades of honest work.”

“In 2009, the Delphi Salaried Pension Plan was unfairly terminated. This unfair action devastated the long-term financial security of the nearly 6,000 salaried Delphi employees in Ohio, whose benefits were reduced by up to 70 percent. These employees deserve the benefits they earned,” said Senator Portman. “I urge the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and consider the Delphi salaried retirees’ petition seeking to restore their benefits."

“The Delphi salaried pensioners deserve to receive what they earned and were promised by the PBGC - anything less is absolutely unacceptable. Along with my colleagues, I will continue putting this issue at the forefront, and now we’re asking the Supreme Court to step in," said Congressman Bill Johnson. 

“The Delphi Salaried Retirees have waited far too long to have their benefits restored. They deserve real action, now. And the Courts should act to make their retirements whole. I have long advocated for these hardworking Delphi Salaried Retirees, and I will continue to fight to ensure they can retire with dignity," said Congressman Dan Kildee. 

“For too long, many Hoosiers who are salaried Delphi retirees have unjustly waited for their well-earned pensions, and I’m proud to join my colleagues in the fight to make sure that they get it,” said Congressman James R. Baird.

“Many in my district, especially in Niagara County, are retirees who were unfairly stripped of their retirement benefits. I am proud to join this effort to push for a meaningful resolution to this injustice and get our Delphi retirees their pensions earned after years of dedication and hard work," said Congressman Chris Jacobs.

“When you earn a pension from years of hard work, you deserve to get it. What occurred to these folks was wrong and I will not stop fighting this injustice until the Delphi Salary Retirees’ pensions are restored," said Congressman Ralph Norman.

“For more than a decade, salaried Delphi pensioners have been wrongfully denied what is rightfully theirs,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “I hope the Supreme Court will hear this case and bring financial restitution by restoring the pension of these retirees.” 

The Amnicus Brief was signed by Representative Tim Ryan (OH-13, D), Senator Rob Portman (OH, R), Representative Steve Chabot (OH-1, R), Representative Bill Johnson (OH-6, R), Representative Warren Davidson (OH-8, R), Representative Bill Huizenga (MI-2, R), Representative John R. Moolenaar (MI-4, R), Representative Daniel T. Kildee (MI-5, D), Representative James R. Baird (IN-4, R), Representative Mo Brooks (AL-5, R), Representative Austin Scott (GA-8, R), Representative Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15, D), Representative Debbie Lesko (AZ-8, R), Representative Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25, D), Representative Chris Jacobs (NY-27, R), Representative Ralph Norman (SC-5, R).