Rebecca Vallas Advocates for “Once-in-a-Generation” Opportunity to Update SSI

Rebecca Vallas (’09), Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation, was quoted in HuffPost urging a proposal to increase SSI benefits as part human infrastructure legislation (“Democratic Proposal Could Reduce Poverty By 3.3 Million People, Study Says,” Sep. 9) “Enacting President Biden’s SSI commitments would go a long way towards fulfilling his pledge that seniors and disabled people should never have to live in poverty in America. . . . The only thing more shameful than how long SSI and its beneficiaries have already been forgotten would be to leave them behind again now, on the heels of a pandemic that’s hit these groups harder than pretty much anyone ― while spurring the largest influx of new entrants into the disability community in modern history.”