After Passing Senate Tax Bill, GOP to Target Seniors’ Earned Benefits

Maybe it’s no coincidence that the Senate passed its tax bill, vampire-like, in the dead of night. How very apropos for legislation that could lead to the lifeblood being leached out of programs that the elderly and working class depend on. Kudos to Senator Bob Corker for being the lone Republican to stand on principle[…]

Letter Urging Senate to Vote Against Tax Legislation That Would Cut Benefits

Dear Senator: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to urge you to vote against tax legislation approved by the Finance Committee that would result in cuts to Medicare, and inevitably Medicaid and Social Security. Tax Bill Results in Immediate[…]

Hearing on the Republican Budget Tax Plan

Statement of Max Richtman President and CEO National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Before The Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Hearing on “Who’s Paying the GOP’s Trillion Dollar Tax Bill? Why Seniors, Families, and Middle-Class Americans are Hit the Hardest.” Room 212-10, Senate Visitor Center United States Capitol Washington, DC Wednesday, November[…]

Letter Opposing Senate Budget Amendment

October 26, 2017 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to vote against the Senate amendment to H. Con. Res. 71, the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution, which would cause misery[…]

Letter Opposing the Senate Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

October 18, 2017 United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to vote against S. Con. Res. 25, the Senate Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution, which would cause misery for millions of Americans.[…]

Letter Supporting Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

October 12, 2017 The Honorable Greg Walden, Chairman Energy and Commerce Committee United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Frank Pallone, Ranking Member Energy and Commerce Committee United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Pallone: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of[…]

Letter Opposing House Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

October 4, 2017 United States House of Representatives Dear Representative: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to oppose H. Con. Res. 71, the House Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution and the Republican Study Committee budget. Instead, I ask you[…]

GOP Tax Cuts Could Cost Seniors in the Long Run

The GOP had scarcely emerged from the defeat of their latest Obamacare repeal legislation when they pivoted lightning-quick from healthcare to taxes. The tax reform plan the party unveiled last week may ultimately endanger the well-being of older Americans more than the vanquished healthcare bill. Here’s why: The nonprofit Tax Policy Center estimates that the[…]

Letter Endorsing Medicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2017

September 27, 2017 The Honorable Sander Levin United States House of Representatives Dear Representative Levin: On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to endorse H.R. 3111, the “Medicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2017.” It is our hope[…]