The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare PAC is proud to endorse Jon Tester for re-election to the U.S. Senate and Monica Tranel to represent Montana’s 1st congressional district in the U.S. House.   Montana needs proven fighters for its workers, seniors and their families.  Voters can trust Tester and Tranel to protect Montanans’ earned benefits. 

Senator Tester’s commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare has garnered him a 100% rating on our legislative scorecard.  And while Monica Tranel does not yet have a voting record in Congress, her opponent, Ryan Zinke, does.  Not surprisingly, the Republican incumbent’s rating on our scorecard is a pathetic 20%.

Let us say this about Senator Tester:  Time and again, he has been a leader on seniors’ issues. He has opposed GOP efforts to privatize Social Security and voted to expand Medicare and to lower prescription drug costs.  One vote can be hugely important in the U.S. Senate, and Senator Tester often is the vote that makes a difference. The Inflation Reduction Act passed the Senate by exactly that margin.

Every single Republican in the Senate voted against the Inflation Reduction Act. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to predict how Senator Tester’s opponent, Tim Sheehy, would have voted if given the chance to stand up against Big Pharma, Wall Street, and Big Insurance companies.

But the Senate is only half of the equation for Montana voters.  Monica Tranel can be part of a new, senior-friendly majority in the next U.S. House.  She is committed to expanding Social Security, protecting Medicare and Medicaid, and lowering prescription drug prices.  Meanwhile, Ryan Zinke supports proposals to weaken Social Security and Medicare. He is a member of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC), which advocates raising the retirement age, repealing Medicare’s new power to negotiate drug prices, and adopting a ‘premium support’ model which would transform Medicare into a voucher program. Ryan Zinke “proudly” backed House Speaker Mike Johnson, who spearheaded the RSC’s anti-Social Security and anti-Medicare agenda.

Senator Tester and Monica Tranel both are native Montanans who appreciate the importance of hard work, playing by the rules, and economic fairness. They are the right choice to represent the people of this state — and fight for seniors — in the next Congress. – Max Richtman, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare


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