Tim Holden on Social Security

Last Updated : Oct 07, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

Seniors

Tim will fight to ensure that Social Security is guaranteed for our seniors, and that they have access to Medicare benefits. We have an obligation to protect these vital safety nets for the hardworking men and women who have given us so much.

Tim has been a champion for a real Medicare prescription drug bill under Medicare. He opposed the drug companies' bill that would have placed seniors in the hands of private insurance companies.

Tim is a strong supporter of protecting the Social Security Trust Fund. He Opposes efforts to privatize Social Security with "individual accounts" that would make seniors subject to the whims of the stock market.

 

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. Tim Holden voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Tim Holden voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999

In 2000, the House voted on a bill that would make it out of order to consider a budget that set forth an on-budget deficit for any fiscal year for either the overall budget or social security. In other words, the government could not go into a year with a budget that it knew spent more money than the government took in. The bill failed in a 205-222 vote. Tim Holden voted in favor of the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

Tim Holden voted in favor of the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

 

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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