Congressman John Larson (CT-1), minority leader of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, held a press conference on May 23rd announcing his intent to re-introduce The Social Security 2100 Act.
At the press conference, he said, “Social Security is the number one anti-poverty program for the elderly, for children, and a disability plan that more veterans rely on than the VA. As Americans are faced with a global pandemic, supply chain crisis and rising costs, Democrats are coming together to announce a plan of action to secure and expand Social Security. Social Security 2100 will provide an across-the-board benefit increase for all recipients, ensure benefits better reflect seniors’ expenses, repeal the WEP/GPO that penalizes public servants, cut taxes for 23 million beneficiaries, and extend the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund by asking Americans making more than $400,000 a year to finally pay their fair share. Our seniors, veterans, children, and disabled Americans are not a political bargaining chip- they need our help now! I urge my Republican colleagues to join House Democrats to act with ‘the fierce urgency of now’ on Social Security.”
TSCL strongly supports this legislation and urges all its readers to contact their Members of Congress and ask that they support The Social Security 2100 Act when it is re-introduced.