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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Marks 75th Anniversary of First Social Security Check Issued

January 30, 2015
Press Release
Larson Social Security Proposal Would Cut Tax Burden on Seniors & Strengthen Benefits

Hartford, CT – “Since Ida May Fuller received the first monthly Social Security benefit 75 years ago, Social Security has remained the bedrock program for middle class Americans," said Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01). "Social Security has lifted millions out of poverty and supported economic activity across the nation. This vital program is the insurance you have paid for, and must be strengthened for current and future generations. That’s why I plan to reintroduce my proposal to provide a tax cut for seniors, improve current benefits, and keep the Social Security Trust Fund solvent through the 21st century. I remain committed to strengthening Social Security and look forward to discussing my proposal across the First Congressional District in the coming months.”

Larson, a longtime Member of the Ways & Means Committee, recently won a spot on the Social Security Subcommittee where he will continue to be a staunch defender of American’s hard-earned Social Security benefits. Last year, Larson introduced the Social Security 2100 Act, a comprehensive bill to both strengthen benefits for current and future beneficiaries and keep the system strong for generations to come. Larson’s proposal would make the Social Security Trust fund solvent for the next 75-years and beyond according to the independent analysis of Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen C. Goss.

Social Security is the one program middle class Americans can count on no matter what. The program is projected to be able to pay full benefits for the next two decades, and with common sense steps like those in Larson’s proposal, Social Security can remain strong for the rest of the century.