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Janice Hahn on Social Security

 


Moral responsibility to honor our obligations to seniors

Janice understands that Social Security represents one of the greatest social reforms in American history. In just a few years, we were able to move senior citizens from poverty to dignity. Janice knows that it is essential that we keep our pact with older Americans and continue to honor our obligations, because she believes that we have a moral responsibility to meet the obligations set forth in this eight-decade program.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, www.janicehahn.com, "Issues" , Jul 12, 2011

Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction.

Hahn signed Sense of Congress on Deficit Reduction

    Expresses the sense of Congress that:
  1. any deficit reduction plan put forward by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction should not balance the budget by eroding America's hard-earned retirement plan and social safety net;
  2. Medicare's ability to deliver high quality health care in a cost-efficient manner should be strengthened and its benefits should be preserved for current and future retirees;
  3. appropriate reform to strengthen Social Security's long-term outlook should ensure that it remains a critical source of protection for the people of the United States and their families without further increasing the retirement age or otherwise decreasing benefits; and
  4. federal funding for the Medicaid program should be maintained so that senior citizens, poor and disabled children, and others with disabilities are able to gain and retain access to affordable health care.
Source: H.CON.RES.72 11-HCR72 on Aug 1, 2011

by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance.

Hahn signed by NCPSSM on Social Security protection

An endorsement by the NCPSSM indicates strong belief in preserving Social Security and Medicare (i.e., a strong stance against privatization, and for continued federal government involvement). Their mission statement:

"The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nationís health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade."

Source: NCPSSM website 12-NCPSSM on Oct 31, 2012

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Hahn co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.