Women and Social Security

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Joan Entmacher, the Vice President for Family and Economic Security at the National Women’s Law Center, testified earlier this week before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Women and Social Security.   Ms. Entmacher suggested, among other reforms,  lowering the number of years of work required for higher social security benefits and allowing a surviving spouse to receive a larger percentage of the couple’s social security benefit. Ms. Entmacher’s complete testimony is available here.

The House Ways and Means Committee has important jurisdiction over federal revenue measures generally, trade and tariff legislation, Social Security programs, and U.S. bonded debt.   Can you name  5  members of the Committee?   I couldn’t.   Check your own knowledge against this list.   In any case, we can’t name 5 women on the committee — because there aren’t.

-Bridget Crawford


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