February 20, 2015

Alliance Members Visit Over 120 Congressional Offices during Lobby Week

Members of the Alliance visited over 120 Members of Congress and staff in their home states this week during the Presidents Day recess.

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February 13, 2015

Senators Sanders, Warren Warn of Social Security Battle Ahead

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that House Republicans have already fired a warning shot that they'll try to scale back future payouts under Social Security. 

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February 06, 2015

President’s Budget Offers a Mixed Bag for Seniors

President Obama presented his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal on Monday, offering a mixed bag for seniors. The budget contains several changes to Medicare, including higher deductibles, new home health co-pays, and increased means testing.

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January 30, 2015

Congress to Create a Commission to “Fix” Social Security

Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and John Delaney (D-MD) will introduce a bill this Congress to establish a commission that will propose changes to Social Security. These changes will likely include cuts to the program: raising the retirement age, reducing benefits for some individuals, using the chained CPI, and introducing means testing for beneficiaries

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January 23, 2015

Alliance Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama gave his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, and in a statement, the Alliance voiced its approval of his remarks and ideas.

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January 16, 2015

Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price Has Social Security in his Crosshairs

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), the new House Budget Committee chairman, hinted to the Heritage Foundation on Monday that he has big plans for Social Security “reform” in the next two years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Talking Points Memo blog.

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January 09, 2015

Mitch McConnell Raises the Possibility of a Grand Bargain with President Obama

In his first major speech since becoming the new Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) challenged President Obama to work with him, hinting that he is interested in a “Grand Bargain.”

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December 19, 2014

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Agreement, Obama Signs it into Law

After a day of drama and partisan wrangling, the Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday to send a government funding bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama then signed the bill into law on Tuesday. 

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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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December 05, 2014

Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional

A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge ruled before Thanksgiving that an Illinois law aimed at easing the state's unfunded pension liability is unconstitutional, handing a victory to labor unions and state retirees who challenged the law.

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