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Friday Alerts

March 27, 2015

Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators to Take a Stance on Retirement Security, Minimum Wage

Members of the U.S. Senate voted on dozens of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on Wednesday. This marathon “Vote-O-Rama” session forced many Senators, including 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls, to take definitive positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage, preserving Medicare and Social Security earned benefits, and protecting against Medicaid cuts.
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Press Release

March 17, 2015

House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on the Needs of Seniors

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director the Alliance for Retired Americans regarding the House Republican Budget: “The budget plan put forward by House Republicans today is a frontal assault on the needs of seniors, persons with disabilities and working Americans.
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Latest News from National Journal

April 01, 2015

Waiting for Daniel

For one former drug dealer and dropout, the journey from DC streets to GED is slow and cluttered with obstacles.
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National Journal Congressional News

March 31, 2015

Schumer-Durbin Rift Could Bring New Blood to Leadership

Change is definitely coming in the Senate Democratic ranks. Just how much will depend on whether Durbin can keep his job as whip.
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Health Care News from National Journal

March 31, 2015

Supreme Court Blocks Medicaid Lawsuits

The justices ruled 5-to-4 that providers can't sue over low payment rates.
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