April 26, 2022
Help Build Momentum for Rep. Larson’s Bill that Expands Social Security Benefits
H.R. 5723, Rep. John Larson’s (CT) “Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust,” expands and strengthens Social Security, increasing benefits for all beneficiaries by requiring wealthy Americans to pay payroll taxes on wages above $400,000. It will also restore earned Social Security benefits to more than 2 million public sector retirees by repealing the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset.
Rep. Larson, the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman, introduced the legislation on October 26, 2021. His bill expands benefits across the board, with greater increases for the lowest-income and oldest beneficiaries.
A vote on H.R. 5723, which currently has 201 co-sponsors in the House, could come as soon as this spring. Send a letter to your U.S. Representative here and help build the momentum to pass it quickly.
“An increase in Social Security benefits is critical to help seniors fight inflation,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance, who urged passage of the legislation in testimony before the subcommittee in December. “One in four Americans over age 65 relies on Social Security for 90% of their income.”