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Issue Position: Social Security

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Social Security is one of the most popular and successful government programs in our nation's history. Created in 1935, the Social Security program has protected millions of Americans from poverty due to age, death of a spouse, or disability, and it has allowed millions more to maintain independent and financially secure lives during their retirement years.

As the baby boom generation approaches retirement, the Social Security Trust Fund faces long-term challenges that will require changes.

Reforms are necessary to guarantee Social Security's long-term solvency, but the basic tenets of the program must be protected to ensure a secure and independent retirement for millions of Americans. Rep. Eshoo is devoted to strengthening Social Security for generations to come and opposes privatization of the program. She believes it is vital that all seniors and people with disabilities have a benefit they can count on during their retirement years.


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