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Celebrating Social Security’s Success

As we celebrate Social Security's 79th anniversary today, it's important to acknowledge the program's vital role in protecting both current and future generations of Americans. Social Security has made a profound improvement in the economic security of millions of families, especially during these tough economic times.
Hearing on "Alzheimer's Disease: A Big Sky Approach to a National Challenge"

I commend Chairman Bill Nelson, Ranking Member Susan Collins, Senator John Walsh and other members of the Aging Committee for holding this field hearing on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  The Senate Aging Committee has a long history of highlighting the need to combat Alzheimer’s disease and to provide assistance to family members and friends who are caring for someone with this devastating illness.  
Analysis of the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report

Since its inception, Social Security has been the foundation on which America’s retirement security rests.  It has demonstrated its strength by paying benefits without interruption in good times and bad, during periods of recession and disaster and during recovery and healing.  The program’s strength is demonstrated yet again in this year’s Trustees Report, which reflects the resilience of the Trust Funds. The report is good news for working Americans and for seniors.
Analysis of the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report

The 2014 Medicare Trustees Report shows an improved financial outlook for Medicare, including a four-year extension of the Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund, due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other changes in the health care system.
National Seniors Group Supports Carolyn Colvin as Social Security Commissioner

“The challenges facing Social Security’s new Commissioner will require a leader with both administrative experience and a deep understanding of the Social Security program -- Carolyn Colvin is that person.  As America’s baby boomers retire, the Social Security Administration has seen a 27% increase in claims for retirement benefits.  In spite of this growing need, Congress continues to cut the agency’s operating budget. 

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