What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : Seniors : H.J. Res. 51. Debt Limit Increase/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Expressing the Sense of the Senate that Social Security Benefits Should Not Be Reduced. (2003 senate Roll Call 198)
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H.J. Res. 51. Debt Limit Increase/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Expressing the Sense of the Senate that Social Security Benefits Should Not Be Reduced.
senate Roll Call 198     May 23, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

During Senate debate on a bill to increase the federal debt limit, Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) proposed a legally nonbinding "sense of the Senate" amendment that cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security recipients should not be reduced. Social Security benefits provided under current law make cost-of-living adjustments; those adjustments protect against inflation to insure that the purchasing power of the benefits provided today will equal those of tomorrow. Progressives supported Daschle's proposal because, in their view, inflation should not be allowed to reduce the value of Social Security benefits over time. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) motioned to table (or strike down) the Daschle amendment and the tabling motion was successful on a 52-47 vote.

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