Congressman Steven Horsford Advocates for Increased Social Security Benefits for Seniors in Nevada’s Fourth District

June 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) participated in a House Ways and Means Committee — Social Security Subcommittee hearing to hear testimony from Social Security beneficiaries and highlight the urgent need to increase current benefit levels and help seniors make ends meet.

“Seniors from across Nevada’s Fourth District have paid into Social Security their entire lives and they deserve to retire with dignity,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “Instead, my office has heard from countless seniors who are struggling to make ends meet or facing obstacles with current claims. I am committed to working with my colleagues to increase Social Security benefits to reflect today’s needs, and ensure that all Nevada seniors have financial security.”

During the hearing, Congressman Horsford spoke with Kitty Ruderman, a 75-year-old retiree, about the economic pressures that force seniors to get part-time jobs to supplement their Social Security benefits. Congressman Horsford also asked retiree and veteran Julian Blair about the stories Mr. Blair has collected from Social Security recipients across the country and how increasing Social Security benefits would help retirees. Mr. Blair explained that increasing Social Security benefits would mean more freedom, better health care, and a higher quality of life.

Throughout Nevada’s Fourth District, there are 144,265 Social Security beneficiaries who cumulatively receive $202 million in monthly payments.

A full video of Congressman Horsford’s remarks can be viewed here.

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