Senator Brown


Dr. Hallie Brown was born in 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating valedictorian of her class at Kentucky Country Day school she attended Yale University. She then went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and became a physician. In 2000 she started her own clinic in Russellville Kentucky where she worked with families and individuals in need.
Hallie Brown lives with her husband, William, and three children in Russellville Kentucky. Hallie and William often volunteer to coach sports teams for their children such as Little League soccer and baseball. Hallie and William are very active members of the Presbyterian Church and have been members since 1990.
Hallie did not plan on becoming a politician, but after the way things were going in Washington, Hallie felt as if she needed to step up. Hallie is a very dedicated worker and is determined to take Washington back.


112th Congress

In the Senate of the United States


Sponsor: Senator Hallie Brown
Co-Sponsor: Senator Isabel Lanaux

Section 1:
Freedom and Individual Responsibility in Employment Act

Section 2: Purpose of Policy
The purpose of this bill is to reduce the deficit by:
1. Restrict collective bargaining rights of public sector employees.
2. Reduce pensions for future federal employees
3. Raise the retirement age for future federal employees to 70
4. Raise the amount that federal employees pay for their health insurance

Section 3: Findings
1. The national deficit is over fourteen trillion dollars. By June of 2015, it is predicted that the national deficit will be over nineteen trillion dollars. We need to stop the debt from rising, or the consequences will be unimaginable.
2. If we reduce the amount of money that the government pays for public employees health care, the deficit would go down by
3. Federal workers earn more the private sector employees, almost $30,000
4. About 3 million people work for the federal government

Section 4: Definitions
1. Collective bargaining- negotiation between an employer and a labor union usually on wages, hours or working conditions
2. Public service employees- a person who works for the government
3. Union- an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members’ interest in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions

Section 5: Terms and Benefits
1. Public sector employees will no longer be allowed to collectively bargain.
2. Starting in 2014 federal employees will receive lower pensions after they retire and will not be able to retire until the age of 70.
3. Federal employees will be required to pay 20% more for their health insurance. 2015 - federal employees vs. non federal employees

Merriam Webster for unions and collective bargaining