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U.S. Senate to retirees: Let them eat dog food

As if to demonstrate that the U.S. House of Representatives isn't the only chamber willing to shortchange the nation's benefits package, the U.S. Senate this week approved a resolution abolishing a U.S. Department of Labor regulation that paved the way for state-sponsored retirement savings plans like the one Maryland authorized last year. The 2016 Obama administration rule removed a crucial impediment within the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or ERISA that formerly prevented state and local governments from creating retirement plans on behalf of small businesses that don't currently offer a 401(k) or similar benefit to their workers.

Even by Washington standards, the level...