Thompson, Larson Meet with Sonoma County Social Security Leaders
Napa, CA – This week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John Larson (CT-01) met with leaders on seniors’ issues from Sonoma County, including Marianne McBride, Executive Director Sonoma Council on Aging; Frank Nelson, Executive Director of Sonoma HICAP; Athena McMahon of Legal Aid Sonoma County; Alycia Asai, Program Planning Analyst for Sonoma County Human Services Department; Carroll Estes of the National Committee to Preserve and Protect Social Security; and Anne Parker, Plan to Achieve Self Support Specialist, Social Security Administration. Thompson cosponsored Larson’s Social Security 2100 Act, a bill that would ensure the solvency of Social Security through the year 2100 and provide a two-percent benefit increase for seniors.
“Social Security is the bedrock of retirement security for millions of seniors across our nation, ensuring they can retire with the dignity they deserve. That’s why I cosponsored Congressman Larson’s bill to secure the solvency of this critical program for generations to come,” said Thompson. “It’s also why I was proud to welcome him back to our district today to discuss these issues with our local leaders and talk about what we are doing on the House Committee on Ways and Means to strengthen retirement security for our nation’s seniors.”
“Social Security is a lifeline for millions of Americans, that’s why we need to work to strengthen and enhance it. I’m glad I was able to join Congressman Thompson today to discuss our bill, the Social Security 2100 Act,” said Chairman Larson.
There are 140,574 Social Security beneficiaries in California’s Fifth Congressional District who receive $190 million in benefits each month. You can click here to learn more about H.R. 860, the Social Security 2100 Act.
Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He is a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he chairs the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. Rep. Thompson is Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus and a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition.