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Seniors and Social Security

Seniors have worked hard their entire lives and should be able to retire with dignity. While Republicans frequently discuss making deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, I have long championed policies to expand them. I support improving the Social Security Administration, increasing benefits by using a more accurate measure of seniors’ cost of living, and shoring up the long-term solvency of the program by scrapping the payroll tax cap to require the wealthy pay taxes like everyone else.

Social Security has stood the test of time, and for millions of seniors is the only thing left standing during their retirement years. With barely half of American workers receiving a retirement plan through their jobs, stagnating wages, and a slow economic recovery, many working families have been unable to save for retirement. We have a duty to uphold our promise to workers who have paid into the program their entire adult lives by ensuring that they receive every penny of their Social Security benefits. Maintaining a strong social security program is especially critical to millions of American women, who continue to face unjustified pay gaps.

More on Seniors and Social Security

April 17th, 2013
Grijalva, Supporters Call for Improvements to SSI Benefits as Grijalva Introduces Bill to Help Beneficiaries Receive Adequate Assistance
April 15th, 2013
Learn More About Rep. Grijalva’s Supplementary Security Income Restoration Act at Capitol Hill Briefing This Wednesday, April 17
April 1st, 2013
Grijalva Calls on “Austerity Fans” to Denounce ?Chained CPI’ Social Security Benefit Cuts That Would Hurt Military, Veteran Families
March 7th, 2013
Grijalva Will Host Ribbon-Cutting for New District Office in Avondale Next Monday – Event is Free and Open to Press and Public
March 1st, 2013
Grijalva Will Speak at Tucson Press Conference Today With Mayor Rothschild to Discuss Budget Sequester Impacts on Tucson Economy
February 15th, 2013
Majority of House Democrats Call on President Obama to Reject Benefit Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in New Letter
December 18th, 2012
Grijalva Rejects Potential Social Security Benefit Cuts Through “Chained CPI” in Latest Floated Year-End Financial Agreement
March 28th, 2012
Progressive Caucus Leaders Decry Republican Scheme to Bury Debate of CPC Budget Proposal
October 20th, 2011
Grijalva destaca el primer incremento en los pagos de Seguro Social desde 2009, un momento importante para casi 120.000 beneficiarios del sur de Arizona
October 19th, 2011
Grijalva Highlights First Increase in Social Security Payments Since 2009 – Important For Nearly 120,000 Southern Arizona Recipients