Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Social Security Reform

Summary: Since becoming law in 1935, the Social Security Act has undergone many changes. Senator Bob Dole was a member of the National Commission of Social Security Reform under the Reagan Administration and was involved in Social Security modifications throughout his senatorial career.

Date Range: 1961-1994

Online materials: Letters, press releases, memos, newsletters, and pieces of legislation that detail changes to the Social Security Act (both proposed and enacted), efforts to privatize Social Security, the Social Security Work Incentives Act, the Moynihan Proposal, and the Notch Years.

Learn more about Dole's role in Social Security reform.

Additional materials: Constituent letters, Senate testimonies, documents that illustrate for and against perspectives to changes to the Social Security Act, such as the pamphlet "Social Security Amendments 1965: A Brief Explanation".

 

Title: Ronald Reagan Signing Social Security Act Outside

Date: 1983-4-20

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 54, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole enjoying a laugh with President Reagan, 1983

Date: 1983-4-20

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 54, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from John Heinz, Chairman of the Special Committee on Aging

Date: 1986-3-31

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 28, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Good News From President Reagan on Social Security

Date: 1984-10-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 285, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Randolf Hardock, Department of the Treasury

Date: 1993-5-4

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 365, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Social Security Resolutions

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 447, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo Regarding the Du Pont and Gingrich Proposals to Restructure Social Security

Date: 1987-1-22

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 448, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senator Moynihan's Social Security Proposal

Date: 1990-1-25

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 452, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Summary of the 1983 Trustees Report on Social Security Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Program

Date: 1983-6-24

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 17, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from the American Federation of Senior Citizens and Newsletter: The Senior Citizen

Date: 1966-8-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 101, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from constituent regarding taxation of Social Security and Senator Dole's reply

Date: 1967-7

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 101, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Congressman Dole Speaks Out On Social Security

Date: 1967-7-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 101, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet: "Social Security- Sound Protection of a 'War on Poverty' Welfare Tool?"

Date: Date

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 101, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Social Security Administration Independence Act of 1962 Report

Date: 1992-6-26

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 23, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter: Social Security Courier

Date: 1995-2

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 318, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Social Security Tax Debate

Date: 1992-12-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 569, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: The Financial Outlook for Social Security and Medicare

Date: 1993-7-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 569, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Social Security Taxes

Date: 1993-7-12

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 569, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Social Security The Cost of Living Adjustment in January 1995

Date: 1994-10-20

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 569, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Action Begins on Dole Legislation to Stengthen Employment Opportunities for the Disabled

Date: 1986-7-30

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 608, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Talking Points: Introduction of the Social Security Work Incentives Act

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 608, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement by Senator Dole on the Introduction of the Social Security Work Incentives Act

Date: 1989-7-19

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 608, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Senator Dole on House Resolution 12973

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 623, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: H.R. 12973

Date: 1978-7-27

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 623, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bill: S.1406 regarding veterans' benefits and social security

Date: 1975-4-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 717, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from President George H.W. Bush

Date: 1991-4-23

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 767, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: 1996 Social Security Changes Announced

Date: 1995-10-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 318, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Correspondence between Senator Dole and constituent about the future of Social Security

Date: 1988-6

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 124, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from constituent regarding the Notch Years, and Senator Dole's reply

Date: 1990-1

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 134, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from constituent and Senator Dole's reply, regarding usage of Social Security funds

Date: 1990-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 138, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Protest form issued by the Seniors Coalition (completed and mailed to Senator Dole by constituent) and Dole's reply

Date: 1990-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 138, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Consituent letter to Senator Dole about the extension of Social Security and Dole's reply

Date: 1974-12

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 220, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from constituent discussing cost of living increase and Dole's response

Date: 1974-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 220, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter written to Senator Dole on a Dole campaign pamphlet and Dole's reply

Date: 1974-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 220, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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