The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare officially endorsed all 3 Democratic members of Nevada’s congressional delegation for re-election. During a virtual event on October 20th, NCPSSM President and CEO Max Richtman declared the organization’s support for Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, and Susie Lee as champions for seniors, with the three members participating live from Nevada.
Nevada is one of the swing states that will determine who controls the next Congress. Richtman said that Reps. Titus, Horsford, and Lee were part of the bulwark against Republican efforts to undermine Social Security and Medicare. All three members of Congress earned a 100% rating on the National Committee’s legislative scorecard.
“Top Republicans have announced their intentions to come after your earned benefits if they regain the majority. They pledged that they would hold the federal government’s debt ceiling hostage unless cuts were made to these programs. The House of Representatives needs fighters who understand that seniors deserve and rely on their earned benefits, and that is why I am so happy to endorse Dina Titus, Susie Lee, and Steven Horsford – and urge that Nevada voters send them back to Congress.” – Max Richtman, NCPSSM President & CEO, 10/20/22
“Max has been telling people for a long time what Republicans are trying to do to Social Security and Medicare,” said Congressman Horsford. “That’s why this election is so important. I don’t want to have to scream it from the mountaintop after the election!”
Rep. Susie Lee vowed to continue the fight for Social Security and Medicare in the 118th Congress. “Republicans want to slash the hard-earned benefits of millions of Nevadans. Not on our watch.”
Richtman said that the three representatives once again proved their commitment to seniors by voting for the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower prescription drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries – and, hopefully, all Americans.
“Thanks to your representatives’ votes, for the first time in history, Medicare will have the power to negotiate the costs of some of the most expensive drugs, a huge victory for seniors. Their voices also were crucial in securing a cap on the cost of insulin – and on overall out-of-pocket costs for seniors on Medicare Part D.” – Max Richtman, 10/20/22
In accepting NCPSSM’s endorsement, Rep. Dina Titus said, “I can’t tell you how much it means to have the National Committee’s support. This makes it clear who’s fighting for seniors and who isn’t.”
Political analysts have said that the results of the mid-terms will depend largely on turnout – which party can get out the most voters in key districts across the country. The three Nevada Democrats implored seniors to vote in their best interests, which means casting ballots for the party that will protect – rather than cut and privatize – Social Security and Medicare.
“Control of the House and Senate runs through Nevada. We need every senior in my district to turn out and vote. We are on the front lines of defending our democracy AND the benefits seniors depend on.” – Rep. Steve Horsford, 10/20/22
In addition to supporting the three Nevada representatives, the National Committee has endorsed incumbent Democratic Senator Cathleen Cortez Masto, who is in a tight race with former state attorney general Adam Laxalt. Like her three colleagues in the House, Sen. Cortez Masto has a 100% rating on NCPSSM’s legislative scorecard. Laxalt, on the other hand, has said Congress should “find ways… to drive down costs,” which is code for cutting seniors’ benefits.