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Today marks the 77th anniversary of the day Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. Social Security is now an American institution, providing economic security to over 50 million seniors, disabled workers, widows and children.

House Democrats stand united to protect and strengthen Social Security today and for future generations, and we will fight any Republican efforts to privatize Social Security. Although Republicans have proposed “retooling” Social Security in the name of deficit reduction, the facts are clear: the Social Security program is healthy. Since its inception, Social Security has paid for itself without adding a single dime to our national deficit. In fact, today, Social Security has a $2.7 trillion surplus.

So join us in saying, happy birthday Social Security!

To celebrate and learn more about Social Security, view the timeline below:

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