Spending bill aids retirees, and boosts financial industry


              FILE - A couple walks down the Bacon Gallery at the Erie Art Museum, in Erie, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014. A section of the new $1.7 trillion spending bill from Congress has been billed as a dramatic step toward shoring up retirement accounts of millions of workers. (Jarid A. Barringer/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., attends a news conference at the Port of Baltimore, March 21, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              FILE - Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, listens during a news conference about the border Dec. 21, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
            
              FILE - A traders works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Nov. 10, 2022. A section of the $1.7 trillion spending bill passed Friday has been billed as a dramatic step toward shoring up retirement accounts of millions of U.S. workers. But the real windfall may go to a far more secure group: the financial services industry. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Spending bill aids retirees, and boosts financial industry