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Murray Statement on Social Security’s 80th Anniversary

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released the following statement to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act. 


“Eighty years ago, with the stroke of a pen, Franklin D. Roosevelt forever changed what it meant to be a senior in America, so that after a lifetime of hard work, families had a solid base of economic security and stability in retirement. It gave seniors across America a measure of dignity, a well-deserved financial cushion, and it lifted millions out of poverty. Today, Social Security continues to be the cornerstone of a secure retirement, it provides financial footing for workers with a ‎disability, and it helps families support themselves after the loss of a loved one. Social Security is just as important now as it was for families all those years ago, and we cannot take that for granted. I remain committed to protecting, strengthening, and expanding Social Security for today’s beneficiaries and for generations to come.”