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H.R. 860 (116th): Social Security 2100 Act

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The last time Social Security was truly reformed took place with a Democratic House and a Republican president, so could that happen again now?


Social Security’s costs are projected to overtake its expenses starting next year, in 2020. Worse still, the program is projected to become entirely insolvent — meaning they essentially won’t have any money left to pay out benefits at all — in 2035. (See page 5 in that PDF link.)

(Although at least it’s actually in better shape than Medicare, which is projected to go insolvent even sooner: in 2024.)

Many say Social Security is heading towards the abyss because it hasn’t been fundamentally reformed since 1983. Then, a Democratic-led House and a Republican President Ronald Reagan joined forces to change the payment system ...

Sponsor and status

John Larson

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2019
Length: 43 pages
Jan 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


209 Cosponsors (209 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Larson: Social Security Expansion is Needed to Help the Most Vulnerable
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Sponsor) on May 4, 2020

Thompson, Larson meet with Costa County County Social Security Leaders
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 25, 2019

District Connection - 10/15/19
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7, 2011-2020] on Oct 15, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 860 will add $385.9 billion in new spending through 2029.


Jan 30, 2019

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H.R. 860 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 860. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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