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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security

August 14, 2015
Press Release
"Protect and Expand This Bedrock Program"

Hartford, CT – “Eighty years ago today, Franklin Delano Roosevelt laid a foundation of economic security for this country that has stood the test of time and continues to improve the lives of millions of Americans who receive benefits. Social Security still provides the most comprehensive retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits in the nation. It is a lifeline for millions of seniors, especially at a time when many are still struggling in the aftermath of the recession. We owe it to the hardworking men and women who paid their dues and earned their benefits to keep Social Security strong for another eighty years and beyond.”

In March of this year, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Social Security 2100 Act to cut taxes, enhance benefits, and ensure Social Security remains solvent through the end of the century. His proposal currently has 67 co-sponsors and has been endorsed by Social Security Works and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare.