Via email. One would think the Senate wouldn’t pass this, but who knows? Better not to assume, as we’ve learned. Call your congress critter!
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-31), Ranking Member of the House Social Security Subcommittee, will join a coalition of retiree groups and Social Security Administration workers TODAY, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) to oppose deep budget cuts to Social Security contained in the recently-passed House Continuing Resolution. The press conference call will draw attention to informational pickets that will occur outside Social Security Administration offices in 84 cities on March 2 at noon local time.
To reduce the federal deficit House Republicans have cut $1.7 billion from the Social Security Administration budget in 2011. That could result in workers being furloughed for up to 1 month over the next 7 months. As a result, Social Security office doors may be temporarily closed, phones will not be answered, and claims processing will grind to a halt. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will be put at risk, and jobs will be cut.