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Larson Statement on Social Security's 86th Birthday

August 13, 2021
Press Release

Hartford, CT - House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement for the 86th birthday of Social Security, tomorrow August 14th. 

“Social Security has provided our nation with the most comprehensive retirement, disability, and survivors benefits for 86 years. Yet, it has been 50 years since Congress has done anything to improve benefits. It is a lifeline for many beneficiaries, and a program Americans pay into their entire working lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how important this program is to our country, never missing a payment even during economic downturns. More than just recognizing this birthday, let us emphatically acknowledge that is this a birthright for all working Americans,” said Larson.

Throughout his career, Rep. Larson has been a champion for enhancing Social Security and securing its solvency. In the last Congress, Larson introduced the Social Security 2100 Act supported by 208 colleagues. He is currently working with the Biden Administration and Congressional leadership to introduce a bill that will enhance benefits and improve solvency.

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