Securing Social Security
The Social Security Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance Fund were created to ensure individuals who had retired or had become disabled have a sustained income. It is only fair that each individual receives from the system what they paid into it. I have been at the forefront of this issue to ensure the Retirement fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) fund do not run out of money.
Retirees, disability beneficiaries, and their dependents deserve to receive what they were promised. Due to declining funds, the disability program was set to run out of money by the end 2016. This would have resulted in a reduction in benefits to all recipients. The passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 by Congress prevented the Social Security Trust Fund from going bankrupt.
In order to preserve Social Security we must work to modernize this program. I continue to work with my colleagues across the aisle to promote accountability and to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse within the system. These measures ultimately aim to help ensure that Social Security will be available to retirees for generations to come.