Congress has a duty to preserve the Social Security program for workers and retirees who have played by the rules and paid into Social Security throughout their careers. Congress must also work to make the program sustainable for future generations.
For years, the Social Security trust fund ran surpluses, but unfortunately nothing prevented the government from spending those surpluses on unrelated government programs. That is completely unacceptable. Congressman Scalise believes that Congress has a responsibility to protect these trust funds from bloated government spending. Congressman Scalise has introduced legislation that will generate new revenues for the Social Security trust funds by increasing domestic energy production, and in his bill, Congressman Scalise has placed a "lock box" on those funds so that they cannot be misspent by the government on unrelated government programs. He has also cosponsored legislation that will place a "lock box" on all funds in the trust funds.
Scalise is committed to protecting and strengthening Social Security and ensuring that the program will fulfill its promises to America's seniors while improving the long-term stability of Social Security.