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Larson Announces AARP Endorsement of Legislation to Save Social Security

September 23, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that the AARP has endorsed his efforts to utilize the Congressional Review Act to overturn President Trump’s executive order that will lead to the defunding of Social Security.

In the letter released today, Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer said “As AARP raised in letters to Congress back in March and President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin in August, we believe suspending, reducing, or eliminating contributions to Social Security will interfere with the program’s long-term funding stream… This deferral, along with the President’s recent statements on the permanent elimination of the Social Security payroll tax contribution, are engendering uncertainty among older Americans and the general public about Social Security and its ability to pay promised benefits. As such, AARP supports the resolution of Congressional disapproval.”

“AARP is one of the countries most trusted organizations, respected across the aisle and by seniors nationwide. Their endorsement of this legislation underscores the seriousness of President Trump’s comment and actions. His executive action is the first step towards defunding, dismantling, and destroying Social Security.  I am thankful for their support of this vital legislation as we stand with the nation, banded together against this attack on Social Security,” said Larson.

Larson’s legislation will be the subject of a Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on Thursday, September 24.