“Our nation made a promise to Americans 75 years ago, a promise to compensate a lifetime of hard work and dedication. Together, our nation stood up and said we would protect our elderly and other Americans who deserve financial support,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Since 1935, that promise has been strengthened to protect Americans who have long worked hard. We must not compromise these financial benefits for the more than 3 million seniors and other beneficiaries in Texas. That's why I'll continue to protect this important program and its fiscal solvency for the long-term. By preserving this program and keeping it strong, we ensure future generations can also benefit from Social Security."