This is why Congress needs to act on Social Security — right now

Originally published by Market Watch–

The pandemic placed the spotlight on the importance of Social Security and what it means to older Americans, who were among the hardest hit these last 21 months. 

It’s one of the reasons why Congress needs to act to enhance the program, said Rep. John Larson, chairman of the House Ways and Means Social Security Committee. 

Earlier this year, Larson reintroduced legislation he has been working on for years called “The Social Security 2100 Act: A Sacred Trust,” and had a hearing for the proposal in December. It will face a markup by Congress in the new year, he said. Another Social Security proposal, introduced by Rep. Al Lawson earlier this month, also attempts to fix and improve the program. 

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