Influx of women in Congress can improve women’s retirement security

The record number of women legislators on Capitol Hill could have a positive impact on women’s retirement security. More than 100 women were sworn-into office as members of the U.S. House last week. This new “sisterhood” of lawmakers brings a stronger female perspective to the nation’s retirement challenges — which disproportionately affect women — and[…]

Hill Democrats Get Tough on Big Pharma, Prescription Drug Prices

Elections have consequences, and one positive consequence of the midterms is that the new House majority is serious about reducing drug prices for seniors. Last week, Democrats introduced legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate prices directly with pharmaceutical companies. This week, the new chairman of a key House committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), announced an[…]

Congress Moves to Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

While the government shutdown rightly dominates the headlines, there is activity on Capitol Hill to address another urgent issue: rising prescription drug prices. At the beginning of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported that more than three dozen pharmaceutical companies hiked the prices of hundreds of medicines, despite the Trump administration’s pleas that they[…]

Seniors are Big Winners in House Elections

New Democratic Majority Favors Protecting and Boosting Social Security and Medicare Voters have put champions of Social Security and Medicare back in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 8 years. Candidates who promised to protect and expand seniors’ earned benefits scored victories in races across the country, including many[…]