Thursday, August 14, 2014 is Social Security's 79th birthday. The American people know that our Social Security system works.
During the recent economic collapse, when home equity, 401k’s and savings were devastated, Social Security was the one source of retirement security that Americans could rely on. With so much uncertainty about the future, we will rely more than ever on our Social Security benefits.

That’s why now is the time to protect and build upon the one retirement security system that we know we can count on.

Reports with our partner, Social Security Works: State-by-state reports on what Social Security means for the people and economy of each state:
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2014 Featured Social Security Fact Sheets:
On June 11, 2014, Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Retirement and Income Security Enhancements (RAISE) Act. The RAISE Act would enhance Social Security benefits for widows, widowers, and divorced spouses while extending benefit eligibility for children of retired, disabled, and deceased workers.
RAISE Act Fact Sheet

On April 10, 2014, the U.S. House passed the House Republican (Ryan) budget for Fiscal Year 2015 by a vote of 219-205.  As feared, it is a plan that would harm the middle class while providing a windfall for millionaires.
Paul Ryan Budget for FY 2015

On March 14, 2013, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced the Strengthening Social Security Act, S. 567, in the Senate.  Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA) filed a companion bill, H.R. 3118, in the House of Representatives on September 17, 2013. This legislation will strengthen Social Security while improving the economic and retirement security of millions of Americans.
Strengthening Social Security Act Fact Sheet