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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 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…

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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

    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.…

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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

    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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders News Conference

    Senator Bernie Sanders held a news conference on proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the President’s budget request. Senator Sanders also addressed income inequality and…

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    Federal Buddget and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    Former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Jack Danforth (R-MO) talked about Congress and the federal budget. Twenty years ago both were members of a bipartisan commission examining Social…

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    Social Security

    Panelists talked about the results of a National Academy of Social Insurance survey on Americans' views on Society Security. Jason Furman, chair of the White House Council of Economic…

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    Social Security Computing Cost Overruns

    Stephen Ohlemacher talked about the Social Security Administration’s $300 million Disability Case Processing System. The system was designed to track disability payments and improve the payments process, but after six…

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