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Help Americans Secure Their Retirement

Economy / News April 11, 2017

There remains opportunity for action on important policies that can help the American people. Retirement security is one of those issues that crosses partisan boundaries.

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Ten years after retirement security law, it’s time to act again

Economy / News August 17, 2016

Kent Conrad and James Lockhart outline a bipartisan proposal that allows Americans the opportunity to easily save for retirement straight from their paychecks.

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Calls for Social Security Expansion Grow Louder in Washington

Economy / News July 15, 2016

The policy center called for lifting Social Security’s minimum benefit for very-low-income seniors, and enhancing the program’s survivor benefit.

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How fix a critical flaw in 401(k) plans

Economy / News July 14, 2016

Plenty of evidence shows that retirees are struggling with the reality of managing their savings, and they tend to fall into two camps regarding this issue.

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This retirement plan lifts a million people out of poverty

Economy / News July 1, 2016

Kent Conrad and James Lockhart discuss a bipartisan proposal that would help boost retirement savings, including Social Security.

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Kent Conrad and James Lockhart Discuss Social Security Funding Crisis

Economy / News June 28, 2016

Conrad and Lockhart joined SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel to discuss the challenges facing Social Security and outline key reform proposals included in a new BPC report.

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America isn’t saving enough for retirement. Can that be fixed before it’s too late?

Economy / News June 27, 2016

The aging of baby boomers and the looming funding crisis for Social Security have spurred candidates, lawmakers, and experts to propose ways to boost retirement savings.

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America May Finally Be Ready for Mandatory Retirement Savings

Economy / News June 22, 2016

Two new proposals, plus a groundswell of support for the idea both on and off Wall Street, suggest that we may see real movement toward expanded workplace retirement plans.

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Tax Hikes To Fix Retirement Security Woes?

Economy / News May 14, 2015

Shoring up Social Security and ramping up private savings were the laudable goals on the agenda at a recent conference put on by BPC and the Concord Coalition.

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Safeguarding Social Security and Other Retirement Policy Fixes

Economy / News February 11, 2015

Relatively modest changes could help many more Americans achieve a comfortable retirement. And that should be enough reason for policymakers to act.

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