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  • Social Security Sustainability Part 2
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    Social Security Sustainability, Part 2

    Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration Stephen Goss and Deputy Actuary Karen Glenn gave an overview of the program’s finances through the years and policy proposals to keep the…

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  • Stephen Goss Discusses Social Securitys Sustainability
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    Social Security Sustainability, Part 1

    Social Security policy experts talked about why the social insurance program is crucial for so many people other than retirees. They also addressed the federal program’s long term financial…

    168 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Status of Social Security Trust Funds
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    Social Security Trust Funds

    Stephen Goss testified at a hearing on the status and solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. Topics included potential solutions for staving off the funds' depletion.

    594 views
  • Nicole Gaudiano Discusses Gun Background Checks and Social Security Records
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    Social Security Gun Background Check Rule

    Nicole Gaudiano talked by video from Capitol Hill on the disapproval resolution being debated in the House that day disapproving of a regulation governing the use of information collected…

    118 views
  • Steve Goss Testifies on the 2016 Social Security Board of Trustees Report
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    Social Security 2016 Annual Report

    Stephen Goss testified before a House subcommittee on the fiscal state of Social Security and the findings in the most recent Social Security trustees report. He told committee members the…

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  • Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Release Annual Report
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    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report,” which details the future financial health of Social Security and…

    541 views
  • emA Sense of Securityem
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    A Sense of Security

    A Sense of Security was one of the second-prize high school west division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Andy Chan, Aaqil Khan, and Shannon Kha, twelfth graders…

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  • Townsend Plan
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    Townsend Plan

    Craig Hendricks talked about Francis Townsend, a Long Beach resident who proposed federal assistance for seniors in the 1930s. Many credit Mr. Townsend’s plan with helping to establish Social Security.…

    158 views
  • Senate Debate on SAVE Benefits Act
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    Senate Debate on SAVE Benefits Act

    Senators debated a bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to provide emergency relief to 70 million seniors who depend on Social Security benefits as the 2016 Cost of Living…

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  • Retirement Savings and Tax Policy Part 2
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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 2

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed Social Security, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and refundable tax credits. “Raising Awareness of the Retirement…

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  • Discussion on Tax Credits for Retirement Savings
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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 1

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed social security, individual retirement accounts, and refundable tax credits. “The State of Research on Efficiency of Savings…

    188 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What is your view of Social Security and Medicare?” Jonathan Nicholson, speaking by phone, talked about the two-year, $80…

    399 views
  • Washington Journal Stephen Ohlemacher on Social Security Benefit Payments
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    Social Security Benefit Payments

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about the decision to forgo Social Security benefit increases in 2016, the price tag for taxpayers for cost of living adjustments, and the implications for recipients. This program was part of…

    640 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the news that Social Security beneficiaries would not receive a cost of living increase in 2016 due to the low inflation rate. Jordain Carney, speaking by…

    455 views
  • Social Security Act Signing
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    Social Security Act Signing

    This clip is from a 1952 Social Security Administration film promoting Social Security and shows President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act.

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  • Washington Journal Sharon Epperson on the 80th Anniversary of Social Security
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    Social Security 80th Anniversary

    Sharon Epperson talked about the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the long-term prospects for the program, and what the public needs to know about available benefits and how to manage…

    304 views
  • Secretaries Jack Lew Sylvia Burwell and Thomas Perez on Social Security and Medicare Reports
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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other Cabinet secretaries and federal official spoke to reporters about the release of the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Boards.

    361 views
  • Washington Journal Daniel Bertoni on Federal Payments to Deceased Individuals
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    Federal Payments to Deceased Individuals

    Daniel Bertoni talked about the Social Security Administration’s “Death Master File,” the file’s accuracy, and the extent of the repercussions resulting from inaccurate data. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

    254 views
  • Hearing on Improper Social Security Payments
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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data maintained by the…

    549 views
  • Washington Journal Stephen Ohlemacher on Social Security Disability Insurance
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    Social Security Disability Insurance Shortfall

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about President Obama’s proposal to shift $330 billion from the Social Security retirement trust fund to avert a shortfall in the agency’s disability insurance program. This program was part of…

    573 views
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