President Obama with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and DOL Secretary Thomas Perez (photo: AP)

As was foreshadowed in President Obama’s last State of the Union Address, retirement policy gets considerable attention in the White House’s fiscal year 2017 budget, released today.

Familiar initiatives that Congress previously has refused to fund, like a nearly comprehensive mandate that small employers auto-enroll workers in IRAs, again appears in President Obama’s budget, as it has in his seven previous budget proposals.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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