Incumbent Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA) received a huge vote of confidence from the nonprofit National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. The seniors’ advocacy group has officially endorsed Rep. Keating for re-election in Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional district.
“Congressman Keating is a key ally the effort to serve the needs of seniors and their families. He appreciates that Social Security and Medicare benefits are earned and should not be used to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations or cut for any other reason,” says National Committee President and CEO Max Richtman.
A member of the Congressional Seniors Task Force, Rep. Keating believes that Social Security and Medicare “are among the most important programs created by our government.” He is an original cosponsor of the Social Security 2100 Act, which would boost benefits while keeping the program solvent for the rest of the century. He introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act, which aims to reduce fraud and abuse in the program, saving money for seniors. The Congressman “strongly opposes” Social Security and Medicare cuts “as part of any deficit or spending reduction plan.”
“Our seniors have worked hard and made sacrifices to ensure a better, stronger country for future generations,” Rep. Keating says. “They deserve a secure, healthy environment with stable support networks.”
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