Todd Akin on Social Security

Last Updated : Oct 22, 2012

Summary

Congressman Akin has not been vocal or active on the issue of Social Security. He was supportive of efforts in 2001 to prevent Social Security surplus funds from being used for anything other than deficit reduction or future Social Security spending.

Social Security LockBox

When supporting the Social Security LockBox Act in 2001, Congressman Akin stated that the legislation would prevent the kind of raids we saw for decades, when Social Security funds were used to cover chronic deficit shortfalls, and that to use those funds for anything other than debt reduction or Social Security reform is a violation of the public trust.

 

Social Security LockBox Act

In February of 2001, Congressman Akin issued a press statement noting his co-sponsorship of legislation to create a Social Security and Medicare lockbox act.

Voting Record

Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001

In 2001, the House voted on a bill that would raise the amount individuals may contribute to traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts and to 401[k] plans and make pensions plans more portable. The bill passed the house in a 407-24 vote but was altered in the Senate. Todd Akin voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Todd Akin voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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