After a lifetime of paying into Social Security and Medicare, our seniors have a right to these vital programs and I will always fight to strengthen and protect them.
I support raising the cap on income that is taxed by Social Security, so the wealthy pay their fair share and our nation can keep its promise to our seniors.
I was proud to introduce the House companion bill to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s SAVE Benefits Act. This bill will provide seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities a one-time emergency increase in benefits to compensate for 2016, when Social Security did not provide a cost-of-living adjustment.
Seniors should continue having the freedom to choose their own doctor, health plan, and pharmacy. I oppose cuts to Social Security, including privatization, raising the retirement age, means testing, and cutting cost-of-living adjustments.