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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.

Letter Opposing  a  Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I am writing to urge you to vote against H. J. Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. 

Senator Nelson Wins Endorsement of Major Seniors Advocacy Group

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has enthusiastically endorsed Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for re-election in November.  The three-term Florida Senator will face Republican Governor Rick Scott, who announced his candidacy today. 

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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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