WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement upon learning that the Social Security Administration announced a 3.6 percent increase in benefits next year.  Harkin has been supportive of efforts in Congress to provide additional support to beneficiaries.

"Seniors in Iowa and around the country have seen the price of everything rise - from a gallon of gas to a gallon of milk to the costs of their prescription drugs.  This increase in their Social Security benefits will help bridge the gap between these rising costs and the benefits seniors so rightly deserve.  It also reminds us of the vital importance of Social Security to American seniors.  We must do all that we can to keep our promise to them by maintaining and strengthening Social Security for today`s seniors and generations to come."

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