CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON 79TH ANNIVERSARY OF SOCIAL SECURITY BEING SIGNED INTO LAW
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the 79th anniversary of the enactment of the Social Security program:
“Social Security, one of America’s proudest and most successful achievements, is a vital safety net to millions of senior citizens across the nation,” said Congressman Bishop. “Social Security has transformed retirement, saving millions of Americans from poverty and providing them with a sense of security and peace of mind. There is no question that America’s seniors deserve security and stability in their golden years after working hard throughout their lives, and I am fully committed to protecting Social Security for our elderly and disabled.”
President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law on August 14, 1935. Since then, the Social Security program has been the foundation of income for millions of seniors and families, many of whom urgently need it. Families spend $775 billion in Social Security benefits nationwide each year, benefitting state economies and local businesses all across the country.