Ben Chandler on Social Security

Last Updated : Oct 06, 2010

Official Website Statements


I believe that how we treat our seniors says a lot about who we are as Americans. In these hard economic times, while 401(k) accounts and other retirement accounts aren’t providing the income that many had counted on, it is good to know that Social Security continues to provide. I stood up for Social Security, strongly condemning the unsuccessful effort by some to privatize this pillar of retirement. I opposed the dumping of defined benefit pensions on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and have supported efforts time and time again to increase the accessibility and affordability of Medicare. During my time in Congress, I introduced legislation to prevent the abuse and exploitation of our senior citizens, and as Attorney General of Kentucky, I fought to create a special division to further protect our Kentucky seniors.



Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 235; Social Security Fairness Act of 2009 - Cosponsor

Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal: (1) government pension offset requirements applicable to husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and mother's and father's insurance benefits with respect to OASDI payments; and (2) windfall elimination requirements with respect to computation of an individual's primary insurance amount.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 82; Social Security Fairness Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

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