GOP Budget Resolution a “Lump of Coal” for Seniors, Middle Class

While the media have been largely consumed by the latest outrages from the White House, Republicans in Congress have been quietly working to radically redesign our tax code and cut trillions in spending that benefits ordinary Americans, including and especially seniors. With little fanfare, the Senate voted 51-49 last week to pass a cynical budget[…]

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[…]

Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal

Statement of Max Richtman President and CEO National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Committee on Finance, United States Senate Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00 P.M. Washington, DC Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden: I am Max Richtman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Committee to[…]

Rep. Brat at His Worst: Spreading Myths about Social Security and Medicare

In a contentious interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan this week, Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) perpetuated some dangerous myths about Social Security and Medicare. Brat, a Tea Partier and fiscal bomb thrower, has been campaigning to cut seniors’ earned benefits since first running for Congress in 2014. The CNN interview heated up when Bolduan pressed Brat[…]