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Rep. Engel Marks the Anniversary of Social Security

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Eliot Engel issued the following statement recognizing the 77th anniversary of Social Security.

"For almost eight decades, Social Security has provided a lifeline to millions of Americans and improved the lives of those who would be in great need without it. It has been one of our most successful social programs -- just as Medicare and Medicaid have been -- and provided income security to seniors, children, and people with disabilities enabling them to live longer, happier, healthier lives.

"There are over three million Social Security beneficiaries in New York -- and another six million or so who benefit from Medicare and Medicaid -- totaling billions of dollars in benefits. Almost one-sixth of my district -- in the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland Counties -- receives Social Security benefits. I am determined to preserve and strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and honoring our commitment to today's seniors today, and the generations of seniors to come."


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