May 30, 2014

The Alliance Releases Annual Voting Record Rating Congress

On Thursday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees.

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May 23, 2014

Quality Home Care and Public Sector Unions at Risk in Supreme Court Case

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a case involving the payment of union dues by public-sector home health workers in Illinois.

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May 16, 2014

Marco Rubio Proposes Dismantling Medicare and Raising the Retirement Age

On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave a speech at the National Press Club in which he laid out his sweeping proposal to confront the nation’s retirement security crisis through cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

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May 09, 2014

Aging Baby Boomers Expected to Almost Double Nation’s Senior Population

Two newly released reports from the U.S. Census Bureau project that the 65-and-older population in the United States will nearly double by 2050.

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May 02, 2014

Barbara Easterling, Ruben Burks Re-elected as Leaders of the Alliance

The Alliance’s 2014 national convention took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday through Thursday of this week.  On Tuesday, Barbara J. Easterling, who has been President of the Alliance since February of 2009, was re-elected to a four-year term.

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April 25, 2014

Another Survey Suggests U.S. Middle Class is Falling Behind

While income gains for the richest Americans are outpacing their global peers, The New York Times reports that lower- and middle- income tiers in other advanced nations have made greater gains over the last three decades. “The new data about the middle class underscores the growing importance of expanding Social Security,” said Richard Fiesta, Executive Director for the Alliance.

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April 17, 2014

On Tax Day, Alliance Calls for End to Corporate Tax Loopholes

In honor of this week’s Tax Day, the Alliance asks members to contact Congress and demand the end of two huge tax loopholes that benefit giant corporations.

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April 11, 2014

U.S. House Approves Ryan Budget that Slashes Medicare

In a nearly party-line vote, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted 219-205 on Thursday to approve a 2015 budget plan unveiled last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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April 04, 2014

Paul Ryan’s April Fools’ Day Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically

On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released another Republican budget proposal - this one for the 2015 fiscal year - that would slash programs that benefit seniors in order to cut taxes for corporations and high income earners.

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March 28, 2014

Doc Fix Prevents Cuts to Medicare Providers for a Year

On Thursday, the House approved a so-called “doc fix” bill that serves as a temporary solution to an ongoing structural problem in the formula used to determine Medicare funding levels.

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