Three Republican senators on Wednesday will propose a Social Security reform package that would raise the retirement age to 70 and cut benefits for the wealthy. 

Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock Graham on Moore: 'We are about to give away a seat' key to Trump's agenda Tax plans show Congress putting donors over voters MORE (S.C.), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for same crimes: study Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: 'People know I'm probably packing' so they 'don't mess with me' MORE (Ky.) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeProminent conservative passes on Utah Senate bid Johnson says he will not support tax-reform bill Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE (Utah) previewed their proposal on Fox News, saying that it will put the entitlement program on a long-term path to solvency without raising taxes. 

The senators said that their plan would gradually raise the retirement age from 67 to 70 and would not affect individuals age 56 or older. Graham said that the proposal uses the same formula Congress used to raise the retirement age from 65 to 67, so that people born in 1970 would become the first group to have a retirement age of 70. The early retirement age would also go from 62 to 64 by 2032. 

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The proposal comes on the same day that President Obama is expected to unveil his deficit reduction plan in a major speech in Washington. 

While Obama is expected to address Medicare and Medicaid reform, Democrats and other GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDem: Ex-lawmaker tried to pin me to elevator door and kiss me Two months later: Puerto Rico doesn’t have power, education or economy running again On Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment MORE (Wis.), have not yet put forth a plan that directly addresses Social Security, whose trust fund is expected to become insolvent by 2037. 

Senate Democrats have openly opposed Social Security reform, with Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) saying recently that he would not be in favor of making changes to the program for decades. 

But Paul said Congress can't wait to make changes to the program.

"Social Security is going to incur a $5.4 trillion debt over the next 75 years. There's a big hole in Social Security for two simple reasons: We're living longer and baby boomers are going to retire," he said. "These are facts, and Sen. Reid can't escape this."

Lee said that the group would like to see the plan brought up this year, but that he would not move to attach it to other legislation. 

"This is a long-term problem. This doesn't have to be inserted with the continuing resolution or in connection with the debt ceiling. This is something, nonetheless, we need to address this year," he said. 

President Obama's debt commission suggests similar changes to Social Security: raising the full retirement age to 69 by 2075 and cutting benefits for upper-income Americans. 

Unlike the debt commission's proposal, the GOP plan does not call for a payroll tax hike to bolster the trust fund.

The senators claim that their plan would cut public debt by $6.2 trillion by 2085. 

-- This post was updated at 4:05 p.m.