Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“83 years ago, our nation decided every American deserves the economic security to retire with dignity and respect. Democrats have been at the forefront of the fight to preserve the promise we made to Americans under the Social Security Act.
“Unfortunately, Social Security is more in danger now, than ever before. Republicans have voted to increase the retirement age, slash benefits, privatize the program and gut protections for injured and disabled workers in order to give billionaires their tax cuts.
“Texas Democrats believe that every American should be able to retire with dignity after decades of hard work. The fight to protect and expand Social Security for the next generation starts with taking back the House this November.”