New Social Security Bill to be Drafted by House GOP

by on April 29th, 2005

WASHINGTON Apr 29, 2005 — House Republicans announced plans Friday to draft Social Security legislation by June as President Bush warned Democratic critics not to “play politics as usual” with his call for sweeping program changes including curtailment of some benefits.

“House Republicans are ready to roll up their sleeves and do some hard work on Social Security. We look forward to searching for solutions so that younger workers aren’t left with an empty promise from the government,” said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.

Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told reporters he envisioned legislation that “won’t just be a Social Security bill.”

Etalkinghead Staff