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December 12, 2014

Sherrod Brown to Introduce Harkin Bill to Expand Social Security in 114th Congress

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced plans to reintroduce Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Strengthening Social Security Act in the next Congress. The bill would change the Social Security benefit formula, ensuring that cost of living adjustments adequately reflect the living expenses of retirees, and improve the long term financial condition of the Social Security Trust Fund.
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Press Release

November 21, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration Will Improve the Finances of Social Security and Medicare

The following statement was issued today by Barbara J. Easterling, President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, and Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to President Obama’s unveiling of executive action on immigration on Thursday.
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Latest News from National Journal

December 17, 2014

Russell Pearce's Immigration Law Led to Boycotts of Arizona and Ended His Career. He's Not Sorry.

"I'm worried about the future of America," says Pearce. "We must stay vigilant."
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National Journal Congressional News

December 16, 2014

The 113th Congress Ends With a Whimper

On Reid's last night as leader, Senate approves a tax bill and several Obama nominees, but can't finish a terrorism insurance measure.
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Health Care News from National Journal

December 15, 2014

Senate Confirms Gun-Control Advocate as Surgeon General

Vivek Murthy became the nation's top doctor Monday, but only after a protracted fight over firearms.
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