Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Social Security’s 84th Anniversary
On August 14, 1935, the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In celebrating Social Security’s 84th anniversary, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“Over the past 84 years, Social Security has provided financial stability to countless Central Ohio senior citizens and people with disabilities. In fact, nearly half of Social Security beneficiaries rely on the program to pay for the majority of their basic necessities. With about 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, it is more important than ever that we strengthen and improve Social Security, not cut it. That is why I am an original cosponsor of the Social Security 2100 Act, H.R. 860, which not only expands benefits for current and future recipients but ensures the program’s solvency through the year 2100. I am proud to be a strong supporter of our nation’s Social Security compact and will continue to fight for it for today’s seniors and for future generations.”
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