Silvestre Reyes on Social Security

Last Updated : Aug 11, 2010

Summary

Congressmen Reyes has stated that in 2010, the social security system has a $1.7 trillion surplus and the surplus will grow to $6.6 trillion in 2027, but will begin to pay more than it takes in at that point and run out in 2042. He states that he supports a continuation of the system and opposes any attempts to privatize the system.

 

Official Website Statements

 

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. Silvestre Reyes voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Silvestre Reyes 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. Silvestre Reyes voted in favor of the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

Silvestre Reyes 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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