December 12, 2014

Social Security legislation to be reintroduced in Senate

Author: Kara Smith
Source:  NYSUT Communications

Social Security WorksU.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced he will re-introduce the Strengthening Social Security Act when the new Congress convenes in January. Formerly championed by retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), the bill would extend the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund, on which nearly two-in-three Americans rely for income in their senior years.

With incoming Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, Social Security Works launched a campaign to gain U.S. Senate sponsors for the bill before it’s introduced next month. The goal is to have more co-sponsors for Brown’s bill than Harkin's bill had last year.

To ask U.S. Senate members to co-sponsor the legislation, visit