Photo of Social Security cards
Social Security

New Hawley Bill Exempts Social Security and Medicare from Debt Ceiling

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Keep Our Promises Act to exempt Social Security and Medicare from the debt ceiling.  

Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries must be confident that their benefits will be paid in full and on time. Senator Hawley’s legislation will ensure these programs are never used as leverage in negotiations over the debt limit.

"Social Security and Medicare are not bargaining chips. These are promises we’ve made to the American people, and we must not...