By Sam Baker - 02/14/13 08:25 PM EST
"Our hope is that through these conversations and this information, we can do the same with the chained CPI," Schakowsky said.
The chained CPI would change the way Social Security benefits are calculated.
Chained CPI "is a benefit cut" that would "cause real pain" to seniors and retirees, Schakowsky said Thursday.
She said Congress should instead reduce the deficit by cutting Medicare's price for prescription drugs and reviving the public health insurance plan that caused so much controversy during the healthcare debate of 2009 and 2010.