February 25, 2015

Statement of Richard Fiesta to U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

The following statement was submitted by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means in conjunction with its hearing on Social Security Disability Insurance on February 25, 2015: The Alliance for Retired Americans, an organization of more than 4.3 million members, strongly opposes any effort to prevent reallocation of the Social Security Trust Funds.

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February 20, 2015

Retirees Visit More than 120 Members of Congress with Retirement Security Message

Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are expressing their views at more than 120 meetings with members of Congress and staff this week as elected officials returned to their districts during the Presidents Day recess.

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February 02, 2015

Retirees Concerned that President Obama's Budget Includes Medicare Cuts

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.

“Overall, President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal is a mixed bag for retirees.

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January 20, 2015

Retirees Voice Satisfaction with State of the Union Address

The following statement was issued tonight by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night and voiced satisfaction with what they heard.

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January 06, 2015

Seniors Watching to Ensure the 114th Congress Does Not Cut Their Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Retirees will be watching the 114th Congress this year to see if it protects seniors or instead follows a radical right-wing agenda and enacts legislation that cuts seniors’ earned Social Security and Medicare benefits. Retirees will have some very specific questions in mind.

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November 21, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration Will Improve the Finances of Social Security and Medicare

The following statement was issued today by Barbara J. Easterling, President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, and Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to President Obama’s unveiling of executive action on immigration on Thursday.

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August 22, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan Won’t Say why he Favors Slashing Medicare and Medicaid

While on his book tour in Pensacola, Florida, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) refused to say why he favors slashing Medicare and Medicaid in order to fund $5 trillion in tax breaks for millionaires and corporations.

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August 21, 2014

Area Retirees Protest House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s Appearance in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans members protested on Wednesday, August 20, when the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosted House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for a talk and book-signing at the Union League of Philadelphia.

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August 14, 2014

Retirees Celebrate Social Security’s 79th Birthday

Marking the 79th anniversary of Social Security, members of the Alliance for Retired Americans today celebrated this important birthday by throwing more than 30 birthday parties across the country with cake and balloons.

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August 01, 2014

Seniors Celebrate Medicare’s 49th Birthday with More than 50 Events across the Country

Seniors celebrated Medicare’s 49th birthday on Wednesday with more than 50 events nationwide, including a Capitol Hill event with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA), and Reps. Doris Matsui (CA) and Jan Schakowsky (IL).

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