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Strengthening Social Security

For generations, Social Security has been a sacred promise to workers who have earned their retirement through decades of hard work. I know how much our seniors and their families rely on this program, which is why I am committed to protecting – and fortifying - Social Security. 

Throughout my time in Congress, I have been proud to support efforts to strengthen this critical program. I cosponsored the Social Security 2100 Act which would provide a benefit bump to current and new beneficiaries to make up for inadequate, long-overdue Cost-of-Living-Adjustments that haven’t been updated since 1972.
This important legislation will also protect low-income workers by setting the new minimum benefit at 25 percent above the poverty line and would tie it to increases in wage levels nationwide to ensure the minimum benefit does not fall behind.

Social Security 2100 also adds a caregiver credit so that people – disproportionately women – who take time out of the workforce to care for children or other loved ones aren’t penalized when the time comes to retire.  

Our seniors work their entire lives to be able to retire with dignity and without fear of poverty, and it is critical that Congress ensure that our seniors are supported.