10.12.21

Daines to Reintroduce Bill to Deny Gov’t Pensions to Child Predators Following Public Release of IHS Weber Report

U.S. SENATE — Next week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines will be reintroducing the “Denying Pensions to Convicted Child Molesters Act,” to prevent convicted child predators from receiving government-funded pensions. This follows the public release of the Indian Health Service’s report examining how the agency allowed convicted sexual predator Stanley Patrick Weber to work in IHS as a pediatrician while abusing his patients. 

“IHS failed us all when it ignored warnings and enabled Stanley Weber to perpetrate his abuses against his young patients. Despite being convicted for his crimes, Weber was able to collect his taxpayer-funded pension for years. That is not acceptable. I am reintroducing my bill to ensure taxpayers never again fund the pensions of convicted child molesters, Daines said. 

Background:

In March 2021, IHS announced the termination of pension and benefits for convicted predator and former IHS pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber.

In September 2020, Daines urged his Senate colleagues to pass his bill that would prevent convicted pedophiles from receiving a federal government pension.

In May 2019, Daines first introduced legislation to prevent convicted pedophiles from receiving a federal government pension.

In March 2019, Daines sent a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging he stop Stanley Patrick Weber from continuing to receive a government pension in prison.

In February 2019, Daines sent a letter to IHS demanding accountability and answers about Stanley Patrick Weber and his crimes.

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