Pensions for members of Congress represent an inappropriate use of taxpayer money, especially when the idea of a pension in the private sector is fast becoming a relic from a bygone era.  How can Congress make private-sector employees pony up taxes to fund pensions for members of Congress when few of these taxpayers enjoy such benefits? Congress shouldn't receive taxpayer-funded perks.

Congress has to lead by example and earn the trust of the American people by ending pensions for members of Congress.

That is why Congressman DeSantis introduced H.R. 322, the End Pensions in Congress Act. This legislation will end pensions for all future Members of Congress and those not yet vested into the congressional retirement plan.  Congressman DeSantis has declined his taxpayer-subsidized congressional pension and health care plans.