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Rep. Cartwright vows to protect Social Security at Scranton event

The Times Leader

Cartwright said Social Security needs to be strengthened, which is why said he is leading a group of members of Congress who are calling for a House floor vote on the 2100 Act.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright on Monday said 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 Social Security," said Cartwright, D-Moosic.

Cartwright commemorated the 87th Anniversary of Social Security at United Neighborhood Center's Oppenheim Healthy Aging Campus in West Scranton.

Speaking to a crowd of 50 seniors, Cartwright vowed to protect social security in the face of threats from Republicans who he said plan to end Social Security in five years.

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