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Cuellar: Republican budget cuts force Social Security offices to close early




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July 27, 2011, 5:55pm
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Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after receiving notice Social Security field offices will be closing 30 minutes early each day beginning on August 15, 2011.

“Seniors, retired and disabled workers depend on Social Security field offices to assist in card applications, benefits and other essential services every day. I have been notified that due to budget constraints, hours of operations at field offices will be closing 30 minutes early.

This is an example of how drastic spending cuts have a direct impact on our daily activities,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Our Republican colleagues, who hold the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, have repeatedly requested and implemented draconian cuts, including funding Social Security nearly $1 billion less than the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2011. Now, we are faced with a serious dilemma as Social Security offices close early and adapt to tighter budgets. I will continue to work to preserve Social Security and urge my Republican colleagues to work with Democrats to protect these vital programs before we see more offices closing their doors to the public at inconvenient times.”

Background:

Members of Congress received a letter last week from the Social Security Administration citing a “tight budget situation” as reason for closing Social Security field offices thirty minutes early each day. As an example, an office open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm will now close daily at 3:30 p.m.

The fiscal year 2011 budget, passed by a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, funded the Social Security Administration $1 billion less than the President’s budget requested. As a result, field offices have lost nearly 1600 workers over the past nine months and cannot afford to replace staff. To deal with the loss of staff members, the Social Security Administration will close offices early and will fully close field offices to the public on November 25, 2011 so staff may reduce the backlog.

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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security and Agriculture Committees.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Alvin Charmaine  
July 31, 2011 1:16pm
 
American citizen the 2011 budget was passed on April 15th It is Public law 112-10. We have a budget every year.

 
American Citizen  
USA  
July 31, 2011 8:23am
 
Obama presented a budget in Feb and it was voted down 97-0 or something like that. They just spend. No budget. Alvin, why do you think this internet site has only Wilson County readers?

 
Alvin Charmaine  
July 31, 2011 8:08am
 
If the democrats have not passed a budget in 900 days,then how do we have a budget? Ultimately the voted on a budget, obviously, or we would have shut down years ago. That said, wilson county is a tax and spend stonghold- ... More ›

 
MLVH  
Texas  
July 31, 2011 4:14am
 
The budget passed by the Republican House and NOT passed by the Senate was for FY 2012 which begins in October, 2011. GOP could not have cut ANY budget items because the Democrats haven't PASSED a budget in almost 900 days!

 
Alvin Charmaine  
July 30, 2011 5:48pm
 
Yall should be happy with cuellar, your local govt are all tax and spend libs. It's hypocritical. I laughed uncontrollably at Elaine welcoming the tax and spend super. You are well represented in your congressional district.

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
July 29, 2011 9:36pm
 
>Hurry up redistricting Don't mean to burst your bubble, but the Texas Legislature passed the map a month ago.. and although Seguin got separated from Cuellar, they decided to leave us chained to him. Our rep says he ... More ›

 
Serious Thinker  
La Vernia  
July 29, 2011 7:23pm
 
Hurry up redistricting and Nov 2012! This man is a trip. What in the heck is 30 minutes? I think it is great. I agree cut all their office hours. Start later and stay later!

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
July 28, 2011 4:26pm
 
You are right....Lying, leching, liquor are the 3 core codes they live by.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 28, 2011 1:21pm
 
Careful 4th. In some circles calling Cuellar a liar is a complement. To a leftist/socialist/blue-dog whatever, lying, cheating and stealing is allowed and encouraged to reach their goal. To those who voted for him, ol Hank is a hero.

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
July 28, 2011 12:44pm
 
Cuellar is a liar!

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