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Boyle Leads Letter to Oppose Proposed Rule to Cut Social Security

January 30, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a letter to the Commissioner of Social Security, Andrew Saul, to oppose the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to cut Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The letter was signed by 124 Members of Congress, including Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (MA-01), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (IL-07). 
 
“At a time when we should be expanding Social Security, the Trump Administration continues its assault on the middle class by cutting the safety net out from beneath the families and the elderly who need it most,” said Congressman Boyle. “The proposed rule is the latest attempt to undermine and rollback Social Security, and that is simply unacceptable. Social Security is the single most successful government program in our nation’s history. I will not sit by idly while the President wreaks havoc on our most vulnerable citizens and will continue to do everything I can to protect the hundreds of thousands of Americans who depend on these benefits.”
 
Specifically, the proposed rule would significantly increase how often continuing disability reviews (CDRs) are conducted. This extra obstacle will cause more adults and children with severe disabilities to be barred from receiving the Social Security and SSI benefits they qualify for. 
 
In addition to being sent to Commissioner Saul, the letter will be submitted to the Federal Register as a comment to the proposed rule. Currently, there are over 122,000 comments with the overwhelming majority opposing this rule. 

The letter can be read here


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