Braley Statement on Early Closure of Iowa Social Security Offices Print
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:00

Service to Seniors Impacted by Reckless Budget Cuts


Waterloo, IA– Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement on the early closure of Social Security Offices:

“Iowa seniors are already seeing the real impact of irresponsible Republican budget cuts.  It’s a sad day when tax bonuses for the rich are extended, yet we restrict seniors’ ability to secure their social security benefits.  Cuts on the backs of our nation’s seniors are the wrong way to fix the deficit.”

In July, Commissioner of Social Security Michael J. Astrue announced plans to close Social Security Offices across the country a half hour earlier at 3:30 PM in response to budget constraints.  The cuts stemmed from passage of H.R. 1473, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal Year 2011, which Rep. Braley opposed on April 14, 2011.  The early closures took effect on August 15, 2011, impacting offices across Iowa and the nation.

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