May 15, 2015

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Spells out the Need to Expand Social Security

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich released a new video explaining the need for expanding earned Social Security benefits by eliminating the $118,500 cap on income subject to Social Security Taxes.

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May 08, 2015

Senate Passes Budget that Cuts $5.3 Trillion

The Senate voted 51 to 48 on Tuesday to pass the first joint congressional budget plan in six years, ratifying a 10-year blueprint that would cut spending by $5.3 trillion, overhaul Medicaid by turning it into block grants, and repeal President Obama’s health care law.

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May 01, 2015

Alliance Members Testify before NYC City Council, Rally to Oppose TPP Agreement

Leaders from the Alliance joined other representatives from New York City’s labor, environmental, and social justice groups in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on Monday, testifying before the New York City Council and rallying on the City Council steps. 

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April 24, 2015

Senate Finance Committee Approves “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority Bill

The Senate Finance Committee voted 20-6 on Wednesday to approve the Trade Promotion Authority Bill (“fast track”) that would allow the President greater powers to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP).

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April 17, 2015

Prescription Drug Costs May Increase Under Trans-Pacific Partnership

Senior lawmakers reached agreement on Thursday on a trade promotion authority bill to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

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April 10, 2015

Moves to Expand Social Security Benefits Gain Traction in the Senate

After decades of attempting to cut Social Security, members of Congress are beginning to devote their efforts to expanding Social Security benefits, and the effort is gaining traction.

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April 03, 2015

Alliance Hosts White House Conference on Aging Retiree Forums in Phoenix, Seattle, and 6 Other Cities

The White House Conference on Aging occurs every ten years to develop solutions to challenges that older Americans face. This year, the White House is holding a series of regional events leading up to the DC conference.

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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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March 20, 2015

House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on Seniors’ Needs

This week, Congressional Republicans put forward a version of a Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that contains cuts to Medicare beneficiaries and threatens Social Security.

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March 16, 2015

Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

At a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, testified that over the last five years the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion

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