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The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare
Remembering Rep. Louise Slaughter: A Passionate Advocate for America's Seniors

For more than thirty years, Louise Slaughter was a staunch defender of programs that provided seniors with health and financial security in retirement.

Underfunding and No One in Charge at the SSA

The important work of the Social Security Administration seems not to be getting much respect from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The SSA is underfunded by Congress and the White House hasn’t appointed anyone to lead the organization. Max Richtman discussed the situation with Larry Young of WOLB in Baltimore.

Pennsylvania's 18th District Election a Win for Social Security and Medicare

Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent victory in the special Congressional election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district indicates that voters want a representative who will protect Social Security and Medicare.  The National Committee endorsed Lamb’s candidacy because he understands the importance of defending Americans’ retirement and health security.

FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Letter

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to ask that as you develop legislation that funds the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018 you prioritize funding for vitally important programs that America’s seniors depend on to meet the needs of their daily lives. 

Social Security Administration Hurt By Trump Budget and Neglect

Max Richtman discusses why permanent leadership and appropriate budgeting are so important at the Social Security Administration. Max testified before Congress on the customer service problems caused by budget cutting.

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A New Commissioner and Boosted Budget Would Go a Long Way at SSA

National Committee president Max Richtman expressed deep concern today about the lack of an appointed leader at the Social Security Administration (SSA) --- and inadequate funding for the agency.

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