Reports & Resources

Social Security Expansion and the U.S. Congress

Bills Introduced in the 115th Congress to Expand Social Security Bill Name   Changes to Social Security Lifts the cap CPI-E Extends Solvency Other Benefits Increases Social Security Expansion Act S. 427 & H.R. 1114         Sen. … Continue reading

Continued Cuts to Social Security Administration Harm All Americans

Although Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged not to cut Social Security, Americans’ earned protections are under threat by continued, harsh cuts to the operating budget of the Social Security Administration (SSA). These cuts are occurring despite the fact that the … Continue reading

In Their Own Words: Why Social Security Is Important to African Americans

As this Black History month comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the cultural, intellectual and political contributions and achievements African Americans have made in our country despite a pervasive, and persistent, history of education, employment, and other forms … Continue reading

Policies that would Cut Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

As Congress and the new Administration begin setting their legislative agenda for the 115th Congress, legislators should be especially watchful for proposals that would cut or weaken our Social Security system. The American people did not vote for cuts to … Continue reading

Representative Sam Johnson’s Social Security Plan: The Younger You Are, the Bigger the Cut

Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX03), powerful chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee,  recently-introduced Social Security Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 6489), which proposes deep cuts to Social Security while radically altering the nature of … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security’s COLA

In October 2016, Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2017 will be calculated, and Social Security beneficiaries will learn by what percentage their monthly benefits will be adjusted in the coming year to offset the effects of inflation. Social … Continue reading

Social Security’s Services to Americans Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50 … Continue reading