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

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

Senator Sanders’ Bill Guarantees Social Security for 75 Years

The Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act, S. 1558, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), truly strengthens Social Security for future generations. The bill closes Social Security’s 75-year funding gap by applying Social Security payroll tax contributions to covered earnings … Continue reading