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September 14, 2018

Larson Launches ‘Expand Social Security Caucus’

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Insurance | Social Security

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WASHINGTON — Congressman John Larson and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have teamed up to promote efforts in Congress to bolster Social Security.

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June 15, 2018

Larson Concerned Facebook Seeks Social Security Data

by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Legal | Privacy | Social Security

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New rules that Facebook has adopted regarding political ad buys have raised concerns within the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee where John Larson is the ranking Democrat.

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June 8, 2018

Social Security Fix Divides Congress

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Social Security | White House

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The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports this week once again reminding Congress that time is running out on maintaining Social Security as we know it. Without action, the trust funds will deplete forcing a 21 percent across the board cut to beneficiaries in 2034.

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March 9, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Dooley Sails Through Confirmation Hearing Despite Nor’easter

by Peter Urban | Mar 9, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | Social Security

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The Nor’easter that crippled Connecticut this week left Waterbury Superior Court Judge Kari A. Dooley without her family at her side during a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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January 5, 2018

OP-ED | Teacher Pension Predicament Requires Enlightened Solutions

by Barth Keck | Jan 5, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Labor | Opinion | Social Security | State Budget | Pensions

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Each new year offers the potential for a fresh start, but progress in 2018 will be challenging in Connecticut.

At year’s end, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators were still tussling over budget issues, the state continued to lose jobs, and none of the preliminary gubernatorial candidates offered honest solutions to the state’s fiscal quagmire.

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February 21, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Congressional Action Jeopardizes Retirement Savings Law

by Cara Rosner | Feb 21, 2017 1:19pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | Poverty | Social Security

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.

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December 13, 2016

Changing Social Security Would Be A Tough Sell

by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Aging | Congress | Poverty | Social Security | White House

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.

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July 19, 2016

OP-ED | Candidates Must Commit to Saving Social Security

by Nora Duncan | Jul 19, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2016 | Opinion | Social Security

There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating and saving Social Security. Doing nothing to keep Social Security strong and solvent is not an option. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.

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