Capitol Correspondence - 07.03.17

Social Security for Future Generations Act Introduced in House

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On June 9, Representative Al Lawson Jr. (D-FL) introduced the “Social Security for Future Generations Act” (H.R. 2855). The bill would extend Social Security student benefits to age 22, enhance Social Security benefits for surviving spouses, provide annual cost of living increases in SSI benefits, apply Social Security payroll tax on wages over $250,000, and increase the Social Security special minimum benefit for long-term low-wage workers. The bill currently has seventeen cosponsors.