Maloney lauds Casey and Schumer for planned introduction of Senate companion to her Nazi Benefits Termination Act

Oct 23, 2014
Press Release
Maloney announced plans to introduce bill earlier this week

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today released the following statement lauding Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) for their planned introduction of legislation she is drafting to terminate benefits for those who were involved in the Nazi persecutions and genocide.

“I am so pleased that Senators Bob Casey and Chuck Schumer will be leading this effort in the Senate. I could not ask for better partners. We must work in an expeditious manner to terminate these benefits once and for all. The American taxpayer should not be subsidizing the retirements of those guilty of the worst atrocities in human history.”

Background: 

In a bombshell report released Sunday, the Associated Press reopened the discussion on Social Security benefits paid to Nazi war criminals. The investigation revealed that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States and that four are still collecting benefits. In the report, Maloney announced her intent to introduce legislation to stop the payments. 

In September, Maloney sent a letter to the Social Security Administration seeking details on payments made to Nazi war criminals. Following the publication of the Associated Press report, Maloney sent letters to the Inspectors General of the Social Security Administration and Department of Justice seeking an investigation into the matter. A PDF of the letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General is linked here. A PDF of the letter to the Social Security Administration Inspector General is here.

Maloney is a co-author of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act which created the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG).