WASHINGTON (AP) —When General Motors went through the biggest industrial bankruptcy proceedings in history, 20,000 retirees from GM’s Delphi Corp. subsidiary saw their retirement savings slashed.

They fought unsuccessfully in court for 13 years to get that money back. Now, they’re focused on congressional legislation to restore what they lost.

Lawmakers from the left and right support the bill, which passed the House on Wednesday.

But there’s also some resistance to spending tax dollars to bail out pension funds.

Supporters are hopeful for swift Senate action. And President Joe Biden’s White House has expressed support for the measure.