Seniors Dodge Devastation of Balanced Budget Amendment

“Social Security and Medicare were spared a terrible fate today when House leadership was unable to pressure 2/3 of their colleagues to vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. The BBA would have prevented Social Security and Medicare Part A from using trust fund reserves to pay benefits for millions of[…]

Seniors Relieved as America’s Privatizer-In-Chief Heads for the Exit

“House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement from Congress lifts a very dark cloud that has hung over older Americans for nearly two decades. During that time, Speaker Ryan has been the Privatizer-in-Chief on Capitol Hill – advocating to turn Medicare into a voucher program and to gamble retirees’ Social Security benefits on the whims of Wall[…]

Letter Endorsing Protecting Medicare from Excessive Price Increases Act

March 7, 2018 The Honorable Sander Levin U.S. House of Representatives 1236 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 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. 5150, the “Protecting Medicare from Excessive Price Increases Act.” This[…]

The President’s FY 2019 Budget – It Literally Leaves Seniors in the Cold

On February 12, 2018, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget recommendations to Congress. This budget would drastically cut programs that benefit America’s oldest — including many vulnerable — citizens. The President’s spending plan calls for deep reductions to Social Security Disability Insurance, breaking his promise not to touch Social Security. It also[…]

Trump’s 2019 Budget Shortchanges the Elderly, Poor, and Disabled

President Trump released an FY 2019 budget today proposing deep spending reductions for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and myriad other federal programs that help older Americans, the poor, and people with disabilities. “This budget once again lays bare the Trump administration’s terribly misguided priorities. In the wake of massive tax cuts for[…]

Hollow Victory For The Gop Is A Loss For Seniors, Working Americans

Congressional Republicans have just pulled off the biggest heist in American history – transferring trillions of dollars of wealth to the rich and profitable corporations at the expense of working and middle class Americans. By ramming this ill-considered legislation through Congress in a reckless manner, GOP members of Congress put partisanship over people and donors[…]

Senate Republicans Hand Expensive Holiday Present to Those With Everything

“Senate Republicans have just given the wealthy and multi-national corporations an early Christmas present by passing the Trump/GOP tax plan, while leaving a lump of coal for seniors and almost everyone else. The president and his party in Congress are asking the poor, middle class, and elderly to pick up the tab for trillions of[…]