August 16, 2013
This week we commemorate
the 78th anniversary of the Social Security Act, which was
first signed into law August 14, 1935 as part of a package of
economic programs to help the nation recover from the Great Depression.
Nearly 80, years later remains a
popular program � one that allows working Americans of all income levels
to pay toward, and plan for, a secure retirement.
is important to remember that Social Security is at the same time, both
an earned benefit and a safety net. Workers contribute toward their
Social Security retirement in each paycheck over their lifetime in the
workforce, and collect on their investment during retirement
years. In our state alone, to pay for all or part of their
There is an expectation in countries like ours
that programs like Social Security are a sacred trust - whereby workers
and their government enter a contract. It is my belief that
working hard, and paying into a system, like Social Security, means that
seniors who utilize the system have earned their benefits and deserve
to receive them in a timely and efficient manner. Utah seniors
and their families who have paid into the system depend on the federal
government to uphold its end of the bargain. As your
Representative in Washington, I am committed to ensuring you have access to
appropriate Social Security benefits.
I believe in the
importance of a strong Social Security system for current and future
beneficiaries and in providing fair and proper benefits to current recipients.
Please if you, or your family,
has a question, concern or comment about Social Security
I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families
like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from
you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.
Please let me know areas you
find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional
information. I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from
4th District of Utah