(WKBN) – A bill to restore Delphi Salaried Retiree pensions has stalled for the moment in the U.S. Senate.
Senator Sherrod Brown was trying to get the bill to a full Senate vote through unanimous consent. However, a senator objected, which means the bill will now be open for debate.
Senators Rob Portman and Brown will continue working on the legislation.
“I’m concerned that Sen. Crapo that stood up against it, that there are more like him. But it’s up to Senator Portman, a Republican, and me a Democrat to keep pushing this in the Senate so that it’s enacted,” Brown said.
Brown says the next move is to convince more senators that there’s room to still make a deal.
The House of Representatives passed the bill last week.
Delphi Salaried retirees lost pensions more than a decade ago during the General Motors bankruptcy. They’ve been fighting to get them restored ever since.