January 30, 2015

Congress to Create a Commission to “Fix” Social Security

Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and John Delaney (D-MD) will introduce a bill this Congress to establish a commission that will propose changes to Social Security. These changes will likely include cuts to the program: raising the retirement age, reducing benefits for some individuals, using the chained CPI, and introducing means testing for beneficiaries

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January 23, 2015

Alliance Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama gave his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, and in a statement, the Alliance voiced its approval of his remarks and ideas.

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January 16, 2015

Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price Has Social Security in his Crosshairs

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the new House Budget Committee chairman, hinted to the Heritage Foundation on Monday that he has big plans for Social Security “reform” in the next two years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Talking Points Memo blog.

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January 09, 2015

Mitch McConnell Raises the Possibility of a Grand Bargain with President Obama

In his first major speech since becoming the new Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) challenged President Obama to work with him, hinting that he is interested in a “Grand Bargain.”

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December 19, 2014

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Agreement, Obama Signs it into Law

After a day of drama and partisan wrangling, the Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday to send a government funding bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama then signed the bill into law on Tuesday. 

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December 12, 2014

Sherrod Brown to Introduce Harkin Bill to Expand Social Security in 114th Congress

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced plans to reintroduce Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Strengthening Social Security Act in the next Congress. The bill would change the Social Security benefit formula, ensuring that cost of living adjustments adequately reflect the living expenses of retirees, and improve the long term financial condition of the Social Security Trust Fund.

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December 05, 2014

Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge ruled before Thanksgiving that an Illinois law aimed at easing the state's unfunded pension liability is unconstitutional, handing a victory to labor unions and state retirees who challenged the law.

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November 21, 2014

Thank Social Security Hero Tom Harkin!

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) is retiring after 40 years of dedicated public service, including the championing of policies and legislation benefiting Social Security and Medicare recipients and their families.

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November 14, 2014

Winners in the Midterm Elections Will Affect Policies via the Budget

The New York Times reports that Congressional Republicans intend to present a plan to overhaul Medicare, calling for vouchers that they call “premium supports” to steer people 65 and over into buying private health insurance.

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November 07, 2014

Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans over Democrats

A Republican tide swept over the country Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress.

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