Durbin to propose Social Security commission

March 20, 2013

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin announced Wednesday morning that he will introduce a bipartisan bill to create a Social Security commission tasked with making the program solvent for the next 75 years.

Durbin made the announcement at a breakfast hosted by the Wall Street Journal, according to the Associated Press.

Durbin says the bill would require votes in the House and Senate on whatever the commission proposes.

Entitlement reform remains an elusive goal for Congress, with Republicans especially pushing for wholesale changes to the programs. While many Democrats remain resistant to such changes, President Obama has suggested that there is room for reform, and Durbin has been out front on the issue in the Senate.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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