FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Letter

March 14, 2018 The Honorable Thad Cochran Chairman Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen Chairman Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Nita M. Lowey Ranking Member Committee[…]

Mess of a GOP Tax Bill Still Hurts Older Americans

The tax bill that has emerged from closed-door negotiations between House and Senate Republicans remains deeply harmful to the working class, the elderly, and the sick. The only good news is that the bill retains the medical expense deduction which so many older Americans rely upon. The rest is bad news. The latest version of[…]

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[…]