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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, S. 427, the “Social Security Expansion Act.”  The National Committee commends you for introducing this legislation, which extends the solvency of both the Old-Age and Survivors and the Disability Insurance Social Security trust funds through 2078.  


In a pre-emptive move designed to defend health and retirement security benefits for working Americans, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is launching a new advocacy and education campaign called “Stop the War on the Working Class.” 


Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, an advocacy organization representing millions of members and supporters, will mark the day that millionaires stop paying into Social Security for the rest of the calendar year at a news event on Capitol Hill Thursday.


Americans overwhelmingly support traditional Social Security and Medicare and oppose benefit cuts, according to a new poll released today by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. At a time when Congressional Republicans are proposing to fundamentally alter both programs, strong majorities of voters want Congress to protect Social Security and Medicare – and intensely disagree with key provisions of GOP plans.


The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will be joined by Members of Congress and representatives from labor groups to unveil the results of a new poll commissioned by NCPSSM and conducted by Lake Research Partners about public attitudes concerning Social Security and Medicare. 


HHS Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has been a staunch critic of the CMS's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, but indicated in recent comments to the Senate Finance Committee he is willing to work with the center to find ways to save money and improve care.


Strengthening Social Security & Medicare, Opposing Privatization, Defending Affordable Care Act top NCPSSM’s 2017 Legislative Agenda.


As one of the nation’s leading advocates for seniors, The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has called upon four Republican Senators to serve as a “firewall” against harmful changes to Medicare.  National Committee President and CEO Max Richtman sent letters on Tuesday to Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), urging them to vote against proposals to privatize Medicare, raise the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67, and repeal provisions in the Affordable Care Act that improved Medicare.


Where would our benefits be without the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare? For 34 years, this committee has been fighting for our benefits and winning to help citizens get what they rightly deserve and keep them. Our benefits that we depend on to pay might have been greatly reduced by all different ways without this watchdog committee's guidance.


Commentary by Max Richtman.

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Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced landmark legislation yesterday to keep Social Security solvent for the next six decades --- without cutting anyone’s benefits. The National Committee endorses the bill, titled the Social Security Expansion Act, introduced on the day when the average millionaire reaches the payroll tax income cap of $127,000 per year.

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