Congressman Steve Cohen asks the obvious question:

Why are TVA managers proposing cuts to everybody's retirement but their own?

TVA executives receive a supplemental executive retirement plan (SERP) which is not subject to the same cuts as other TVA workers.

Cohen questioned why TVA hasn't proposed similar cuts in retirement benefits among TVA executives. TVA CEO Bill Johnson's total compensation in 2015 was approximately $6.4 million, up from $4.6 million the previous year and the highest of any federal employee in the country.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.