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I’m one of the youngest Millennials, born in 1995. Every day, I work to organize young people to take back our government by electing leaders who will fight for our future instead of for corporate donors. That includes fighting to expand, never cut, Social Security’s modest benefits.
EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon said he doesn’t know of any members of Congress aside from U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, who have imagined and proposed large infrastructure projects for their home states.
It is going to be a busy fall for legislators and regulators dealing with retirement policy.
Kevin Johnson doesn’t remember much about the day his big brother was shot in the head during a violent clash of gang members at the end of the 2008 West Indian Parade.
When Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., travels the country to talk about his plan for Social Security reform, he often holds up a Starbucks coffee cup.
The cost of that latte — about $4.50 — could also cover nine weeks of Social Security payments if you’re making $50,000 per year, Larson said he points out to seniors on those visits.
When it comes to Social Security benefits, women and minorities tend to receive less money.
That means those individuals have a greater chance of retiring into poverty or grappling with financial instability if they become disabled. That also affects their families, who often receive less in dependent or survivor benefits.
This morning, Representative John Larson (D-CT), Chair of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. He informed those in attendance and those around the country watching online that the bill has over 200 original cosponsors.
More than 200 House Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced legislation that would expand Social Security benefits and gradually ramp up how much workers contribute to the social insurance program.