“Since its creation in 1935, Social Security has provided millions of seniors with a foundation of economic security and lifted millions more out of poverty. Today, the program remains a basic American value. It is a promise that if you work hard, you will have some security when you retire or if you become disabled. It is a safety net to keep seniors out of financial poverty. Social Security must remain available not only for current beneficiaries but for generations to come.”
Guaranteeing Social Security benefits for all.
Ensuring Social Security's protections for the disabled.
Protecting benefits for women and minorities.
Securing the solvency of the Social Security fund.
Ensuring quick responses from the Social Security Administration for disability claims.
Fought against budget proposals that would have privatized or cut Social Security benefits to middle class seniors, widows, and survivors.
Supported legislation to protect Social Security cost-of-living adjustments.
Supported legislation that would eliminate the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions to ensure all federal employees and retirees receive their full pay and benefits.
Supported efforts to cut down on backlogs at the Social Security Administration to ensure quick responses.