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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Social Security

August 10, 2015
Press Release

Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) marked the upcoming 80th anniversary of Social Security, which was signed into law on August 14, 1935 by President Roosevelt. Larson joined local advocates and constituents in Hartford to celebrate the current and future success of this vital program.

“Social Security is a lifeline for millions of Americans,” said Larson. “It has been the bedrock of American retirement for 80 years. You paid for it, you earned it, but some lawmakers would cripple this program with cuts to benefits or hikes to the retirement age. They would have you work harder for less. There's a better way. No one should be forced to retire into poverty or work until they drop. The hardworking men and women who paid into this program all their lives deserve the security of knowing the nation has their back come retirement, disability, or the loss of a loved one. We can keep Social Security strong for another 80 years and beyond.”

“Congressman Larson's Bill to strengthen and preserve Social Security is an important step not only for today's seniors, but for our children and grandchildren and needs to be supported in Congress,” said Bette Marafino, President of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans.

In March of 2015, Larson introduced the Social Security 2100 Act to cut taxes, enhance benefits, and ensure Social Security remains solvent into the next century.