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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Social Security’s 85th Anniversary

Aug 14, 2020

On August 14, 1935, the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. To honor the 85th anniversary of the Social Security Act, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“For more than eight decades, Social Security has provided millions of Americans and individuals with disabilities the financial stability they need to live life to the fullest. That financial stability, as well as the future of Social Security, is at risk from the president’s move to suspend the payroll tax—which accounts for nearly 90 percent of Social Security funding.

Right now, more than four million Americans have contracted COVID-19 and some 51 million Americans have lost their job because of the public health crisis, causing immense financial strain and jeopardizing their financial future. Please be assured that I am working with my Democratic colleagues to push back against Trump’s unilateral, unconstitutional move and fighting hard to protect and enhance Social Security for our seniors, people with disabilities and future generations.”

For more information on Social Security, please visit the Social Security Administration’s website. Be sure to join the conversation online and celebrate Social Security’s 85th anniversary by using #SocSec85.