Kaptur cosponsors bill that will protect Social Security for decades

April 5, 2017
Press Release
Social Security 2100 Act will extend solvency and boost benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) cosponsored the Social Security 2100 Act. This bill increases benefits and ensures Social Security is solvent for the next 75 years.

"Social Security is a foundational program for older Americans and those with disabilities. Americans deserve dignity and security in retirement and we must keep that promise to every generation, including the 2 million Ohioans who receive Social Security benefits," said Kaptur. “Seniors haven’t received a decent COLA increase in years, but with common sense steps like those in the Social Security 2100 Act, Congress can boost this earned benefit and ensure Social Security remains strong for decades to come.”

Congressman John Larson (CT-01) is the lead sponsor of the House bill.

Watch Kaptur speak on the House floor in defense of Social Security and Medicare here.

What does the bill do?

  • Social Security is not an entitlement; it is an earned benefit that retirees receive after years of contributing.
  • Tax cut for over 10 million Social Security recipients by raising the threshold on taxation of benefits
  • Benefit bump beginning immediately for current and new beneficiaries
  • Protection for low-income workers by raising the minimum benefit
  • Long-term protection against inflation for cost of living adjustments (COLA) by adopting a better formula, which ensures the Social Security program keeps pace with costs. 

Have questions? Download Kaptur’s Social Security 2100 brochure here.

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WATCH: Kaptur defends Social Security and Medicare