June 27, 2014

Obama Picks Carolyn W. Colvin to Lead Social Security Administration

Late last week, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn W. Colvin to lead the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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June 20, 2014

Senate Holds Hearing on Social Security Field Office Closures and Service Cuts

On Wednesday, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to look at the impact of recent Social Security field office closures and service cuts.

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June 13, 2014

Leaders in Washington Pushing to Strengthen and Expand Social Security

In a sign that the push to expand Social Security is continuing to build support, on Wednesday Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Retirement and Income Security Enhancements (RAISE) Act. The RAISE Act would enhance Social Security benefits for widows, widowers, and divorced spouses while extending benefit eligibility for children of retired, disabled, and deceased workers.

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June 06, 2014

GOP Calls for Repeal of Affordable Care Act Are Fading Fast

In a sign that the harshest opposition to the Affordable Care Act may be softening, GOP candidates across the country are dropping calls to repeal the health care reform law and are instead spending this year’s election season talking about trying to “fix” it.

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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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