Critz to Introduce Resolution that Opposes Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

Critz to Introduce Resolution that Opposes Raising the Social Security Retirement Age
JOHNSTOWN, PA — Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12), a member of the Seniors Task Force, announced today that later this week he and his colleagues will introduce a resolution in the House of Representatives that opposes raising the Social Security retirement age.
“After a lifetime of hard work, our seniors deserve a secure retirement that offers them peace of mind,” said Critz, joining with seniors today at the Cambria County Senior Activities Center.  “That is why I promise to fight efforts to cut benefits, raise the retirement age, or allow Social Security to be privatized.” 
The resolution that Critz will introduce recognizes that Social Security, which serves more than 53.4 million Americans, is America’s most successful and reliable retirement program.  It specifically expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the retirement age for Social Security should not be raised.
“As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Social Security, it is essential that we keep Social Security strong so that current seniors and future generations of Americans will receive the benefits they deserve,” added Critz.  
In addition to this resolution, Critz is also a cosponsor of the Seniors Bill of Rights and the Seniors Protection Act, a bill that would provide Social Security recipients with a onetime payment of $250 in the event that there is not a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for Social Security next year.
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