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Social Security: Could the New Congress’s Sharp Divide Lead to Compromise on Reform?

January 18, 2023


It’s 2023—indeed a couple weeks into the new year—and it’s anything but clear where Congress will be headed on the future of Social Security.

Actually, it’s anything but clear where Congress is headed at all.

After over a decade of Democrats holding the line against hardline Republicans wanting sharp cuts to federal spending, and increasingly eyeing Social Security, the debut of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., sets the stage for a potential reset of the eight-decades-old program.

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