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Trump’s budget could make it harder to stay on Social Security disability insurance

February 12, 2020
In The News

President Donald Trump has publicly vowed to protect Social Security.

Yet advocates for the program fear that his just released budget proposal would hit individuals hard when it comes to disability benefits, as it includes cuts to the tune of $71 billion, according to one congressional estimate.

“This budget is a non-starter,” said Congressman John Larson, D-Conn., who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee.

“His proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare, food-assistance programs and more will only hurt those who are already struggling,” Larson said. “The president should live up to his promise, instead of breaking it.”

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.