Posts Tagged ‘Max Richtman’

House Democrats Push Bill to Expand and Strengthen Social Security

With the kick-off of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019 and a Democratic-controlled House, legislation is introduced to expand Social Security, ensuring the promise of retirement security for more than 222,000 Rhode Islanders. It would also provide protections to disabled Rhode Island workers and families who have lost a breadwinner. Democratic Policy and Communications…

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Cicilline Looks to Reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging

  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)  is posed to reintroduce a House 160 resolution that he introduced on March 1, 2016, to reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging, hoping that the second time is the charm.  The resolution would bring back the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, eliminated to reduce House operating over 26…

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Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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Social Security Beneficiaries

In 2019, Social Security and SSI Benefits to Increase by 2.18 Percent

In early December, Social Security and Social Security and Supplemental Security Income  will notify beneficiaries by mail about their new benefit amount. This year, for the first time, most people who receive Social Security payments will be able to view their COLA notice online through their my Social Security account. People may create or access…

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New Congressional Democratic Caucus Calls for Social Security Expansion  

Following President Donald Trump’s claims that the Democrats are trying to cut Social Security at a recent campaign rally in Montana, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Reps.  John Larson (D-CT), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), joined seniors and aging advocates at a press conference to announce the creation of the Expand…

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Social Security Annual Trustees Report

Social Security Reforms Needed to Keep Program Fiscally Afloat

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its anticipated annual report on the long-term financial stability of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent…

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