While Congress has been holding hearings and considering changes to Social Security, TSCL has been successful in gaining co-sponsors for The Notch Fairness Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate by Representative Mike McIntyre (NC-17) and Senator David Vitter (LA), would provide Notch Babies born from 1917 through 1926 their choice of $5,000 paid in four annual installments, or an improved monthly benefit. As of June 20th, 2013, seventeen Members of Congress had signed on as co-sponsors. One new co-sponsor said he was signing on to The Notch Fairness Act in honor of his father, a Notch baby who recently passed away.
TSCL thanks those of you who continue to support the effort for Notch Fairness and TSCL continues to meet with Members of Congress urging them to move Notch reform. Almost 4 million retired Notch Babies, spouses and their survivors would benefit from this modest old - age boost that TSCL estimates would cost about $16.5 billion.