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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

13-HCR34 on Apr 18, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution on CPI
Source: H.CON.RES.34 & S.Con.Res.15
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.
  • WHEREAS the Social Security program continues to provide modest benefits--averaging approximately $14,000 per year--to more than 53,000,000 individuals
  • WHEREAS the Trust Fund can pay full benefits through 2032;
  • WHEREAS the Social Security program is designed to ensure that benefits keep pace with inflation through cost-of-living adjustments based on the CPI which measures prices of goods and services;
  • WHEREAS the Chained CPI adjusts for projected changes in consumer behavior resulting from price fluctuations known as the 'substitution effect', which occurs when consumers buy alternative goods and services whose prices are rising more slowly than average;
  • Now, therefore, be it RESOLVED that the Chained CPI should not be used to calculate cost of living adjustments for Social Security benefits.

    Opponent's argument against bill:(Congressional Testimony by Jeffrey Kling, Congressional Budget Office Associate Director for Economic Analysis, April 18, 2013):

    The chained CPI grows more slowly than the trad

    Also see the related Senate bill S.C.R.15


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Question 6: Privatize Social Security Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Social Security
    • Headline: Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI" (Score: -2)
    • Headline 2: Keep CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI" (Score: -2)

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    Democrats participating in 13-HCR34

    Ron Barber s1oArizona DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic ChallengerApr 18, 2013
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    Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    David Cicilline s2pRhode Island DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratMay 17, 2013
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    John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratApr 24, 2013
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    Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 22, 2013
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    Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratJun 4, 2013
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNew Mexico DemocratJun 4, 2013
    Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013)Apr 18, 2013
    Dan Maffei s1oNew York DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerApr 18, 2013
    Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-FamiliesMay 17, 2013
    Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Gloria Negrete McLeod s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 21, 2013
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    Michael Michaud s1oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerApr 18, 2013
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    Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesApr 18, 2013
    Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Rick Nolan s1oMinnesota DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Ed Pastor s1oArizona DemocratApr 26, 2013
    Donald Payne Jr. s1oNew Jersey DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerApr 18, 2013
    Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia DemocratMay 15, 2013
    Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMay 15, 2013
    Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratMay 15, 2013
    Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratMay 16, 2013
    Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratApr 18, 2013
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    Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Filemon Vela s1oTexas DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-FamiliesApr 18, 2013
    Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 21, 2013
    Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratApr 18, 2013
    Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratApr 18, 2013



    Republicans participating in 13-HCR34



    Independents participating in 13-HCR34

    Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands -Apr 18, 2013



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 102
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 1


















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