The Republican bill follows the introduction of a resolution from House Democrats that says it is the sense of the House that Social Security benefits should not be reduced.

Both bills are a reaction to comments from President Obama that reducing benefit payments under Social Security could be part of a broad compromise on a debt-ceiling agreement. These comments were roundly rejected by both Republicans and Democrats, and since then, efforts to reach a "grand bargain" that includes spending cuts and significant tax increases have stalled.

Aside from Posey, other Republicans on the bill are Reps. Blake FarentholdRandolph (Blake) Blake FarentholdFarenthold says he won't repay K sexual harassment settlement Farenthold lands new job in Texas Eric Schneiderman and #MeToo pose challenges for both parties MORE (Texas), Morgan GriffithHoward (Morgan) Morgan GriffithFood stamp revamp sparks GOP fight over farm bill Lawmakers explore ways to reinstate House chaplain 25 House Republicans defy leadership in key spending bill vote MORE (Va.), Bob Latta (Ohio), Jeff Miller (Fla.), Austin Scott (Ga.) and Daniel Webster (Fla.).