Beltway Happenings
March 6, 2005 -- Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) answers reporters questions after an appearance on CBS News' "Face the Nation."  On the program he discussed his Social Security reform proposal, which he introduced in the Senate the next day.  His proposal would move the retirement age from 67 to 68 starting in 2023 and would start a voluntary program for those 45 and younger to put some money in personal accounts.  Hagel's bill, "The Saving Social Security Act of 2005," was the first Social Security reform bill introduced in the Senate this session.

President Bush devoted a major portion of his State of the Union on February 2 to Social Security; more recently on March 2 the Administration launched a "60 Stops in 60 Days" tour in which Bush and officials are crisscrossing the country to promote his plan.

Senator Chuck Hagel
The White House: "Strengthening Social Security"
Social Security Administration
A Selection of Interest Groups:
Concord Coalition: Social Security
AARP: Social Security
Campaign for America's Future: Social Security
Alliance for Worker Retirement Security (coalition led by National Association of Manufacturers)
CATO Institute Project on Social Security Choice
Club for Growth: Social Security Choice
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