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Leslie Cockburn is the Right Choice for Working Virginians in District 5

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare enthusiastically endorses Leslie Cockburn for Congress representing Virginia’s 5th district.  Cockburn, a filmmaker, journalist, and advocate for social change is running in the May Democratic primary for the opportunity to challenge incumbent Republican Tom Garrett. 

Letter Endorsing the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2018

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to endorse your legislation, H.R. 5431, the “Social Security Administration (SSA) Accountability Act of 2018.”  The National Committee commends you for introducing this legislation, which establishes important new tools and safeguards which will strengthen substantially the ability of the Congress to exercise its oversight obligations regarding the administration of Social Security programs.

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 Americans – including retirement, disability, and hospitalization.

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 Street.

Paul Ryan’s Dismal Record on Social Security and Medicare

Reacting to Speaker Paul Ryan’s announced retirement, Dan Adcock reviews the history of Ryan’s attempts to privatize and cut the earned benefit programs for seniors.

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Seniors Dodge Devastation of Balanced Budget Amendment

The Balanced Budget Amendment introduced by House Republicans went down to defeat Thursday night by a vote of 233-184, falling fall short of the 2/3 majority required to advance the measure to the Senate. The amendment’s demise was a relief for our nation’s seniors, because it threatened the earned benefits they have contributed to during their entire working lives.

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