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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Chairman Larson Celebrates 84th Anniversary of Social Security

August 14, 2019
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee John Larson (CT-01) released the following statement in honor of the 84th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Social Security into law.

“Social Security is America’s number one insurance program; it’s never missed a payment. Millions of Americans, including seniors, widows and widowers, and people with disabilities, rely on Social Security. That is why it is imperative that we strengthen and enhance the program. The Social Security 2100 Act would make Social Security solvent beyond this century while expanding benefits for current and future recipients. The Ways and Means Committee has held five hearings on Social Security this year and is working to ensure that all Americans have the peace of mind Social Security provides. We must act now to strengthen this vital program,” said Larson.

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