Van Hollen Offers Amendment to Protect Social Security

VanHollenToday Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, offered an amendment during mark up of the Republican FY 2017 budget to protect  Social Security.

The amendment states, “Social Security benefits will be more important to future retirees as traditional defined benefit retirement plans continue to be replaced by retirement savings plans with which many workers cannot afford to adequately fund their retirement.”

It continues, “It is the policy of this resolution that Congress should not cut Social Security benefits now or in the future.”

The amendment was blocked by Republicans on the Committee. Full text of the amendment is available here

Van Hollen also supported an amendment to protect and expand Social Security benefits. Text of the Social Security 2100 amendment is available here.