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senate Bill S. 427

Social Security Expansion Act

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Social Security Expansion Act

Official Title

A bill to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.


Social Security Expansion Act This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to: (1) increase the primary insurance amount for all eligible beneficiaries, beginning in 2023; (2) revise computation of cost-of-living adjustments to use the Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers; and (3) increase the special minimum primary insurance amount for lifetime low earners based on years in the workforce. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) apply employment and self-employment taxes to remuneration up to the contribution and benefit base and to remuneration in excess of $250,000, and (2) increase the tax rate on investment gain from 3.8% to 10% and allocate specified amounts of such tax revenue to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedFebruary 16th, 2017