Group of Senate Dems seeks to block Social Security reforms that cut benefits

News

Group of Senate Dems seeks to block Social Security reforms that cut benefits

The Hill – A group of Senate Democrats led by liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is trying to establish procedural protections to guard against cuts to Social Security benefits.

But Republicans argue the proposal would make it more difficult to reform Social Security and could result in reduced benefits after 2037.

At least nine senators — Sanders and eight Democrats — have signed a letter seeking co-sponsors for legislation to block changes to Social Security benefits, according to a copy obtained by The Hill.

Read the whole article »