San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking the 86th anniversary of Social Security, which was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 14, 1935:
“Eighty-six years ago, both parties came together to make a sacred promise: that after a lifetime of work, every American deserves to retire with dignity and security. Forged in the depths of the Great Depression, this fundamental guarantee has stood as a pillar of economic security, offering peace of mind to millions of hard-working Americans in retirement, with a disability or after losing a loved one.
“As our nation emerges from the pandemic, Democrats remain as committed as ever to defending the transformational progress of Social Security from callous, reckless partisan attacks – as well as strengthening the economic security of American families. That is why we are fighting to enact our Build Back Better agenda, which will deliver more jobs, greater tax cuts and lower health costs for working families. A top priority is to extend the Biden Child Tax Credit, a life-changing victory for families that Democrats secured in the American Rescue Plan and that I often describe as similar to ‘Social Security for children.’
“As Congress advances infrastructure and reconciliation legislation, the House remains committed to realizing the totality of President Biden’s vision, including the essential initiatives that will help us secure a cleaner, stronger, fairer future for all. Today, and every day, let us renew our vow to not only protect Social Security for every generation, but to strengthen the economic security for every family for decades to come.”
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