Vote for the bill to expand social security
Vote for the bill to expand social security

Vote for the bill to expand social security

Democratic leaders of three U.S. congressional meetings and a task force sent one on Tuesday letter calls on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring one quickly bill that would extend and strengthen social security to the floor for a vote.

“We need to extend the modest benefits of Social Security so that everyone in America can enjoy a secure pension.”

The chairmen of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – consisting of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – joined the top members of the Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF) for the effort.

“We know how important HR 5723 – Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust – is to all Americans, but especially seniors and people of color,” the letter to Pelosi (D-Calif), which promotes legislation, states introduced October last year by rep. John Larson (D-Conn.).

Welcomes the development in a statement Tuesday, Larson said that “increasing social security benefits would lift everyone but would be particularly effective for people of color in our country as they are more likely to rely on these benefits.”

“I am honored Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust has the support of Tri-Caucus and the Task Force on Aging and Families because they know what some of our nation’s most vulnerable need,” he added. “We will continue to work together to bring this bill to the vote so that we can deliver the enhanced benefits that our nation’s recipients need now!”

The legislators’ letter to Pelosi highlights that “it is important that HR 5723 not only extends the benefits both across the board and in targeted ways, it reduces Social Security’s expected deficit by more than half.”

“The modest benefits that Social Security currently provides are a lifeline for many of our constituents. Whether they are retired seniors, disabled veterans or children who have lost a parent – millions are dependent on Social Security,” the letter explains. “Yet we know from our testimonies and town halls that parents and grandparents often have to choose between putting food on the table for their children or having a roof over their heads.”

President Joe Biden “has called social security a ‘sacred trust’,” the letter states, noting that it is not only an improvement on the “wise policy and winning policy” program, but also “it is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that “Social security services are protected and improved. It’s time we deliver.”

In addition to having over 200 co-sponsors, the bill is Supported of advocacy companies, including Social Security Works.

“Social security provides crucial economic security for all Americans,” the group’s president, Nancy Altman, said Tuesday. “These benefits are especially important for people of color, women, the LGBTQ + community and others who have been discriminated against. We need to extend the modest benefits of Social Security so that everyone in America can enjoy a secure pension, no matter where they come from. from who they love or what they look like. “

“We stand with the House Democrats in the CBC, CHC, CAPAC and TFAF in support of Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust,” she said. “It is time to get all Members of Parliament on the record by holding a vote on the bill before November so that voters know where their representatives stand.”

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