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Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America: Lower-cost Generic Medicines will be “More Difficult to Get” if the NAFTA 2.0 Agreement is Approved by Congress

Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, released the following statement regarding assertions by Ambassador Jesus Seade, Mexico's Undersecretary for North America, that the prescription drug provisions in the proposed USMCA agreement will lock in... Read more

Statement Regarding the Administration’s Orwellian Plan to Monitor the Social Media Posts of People with Disabilities

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s New York Times report that White House officials want the Social Security Administration (SSA) to monitor social media posts of people who receive d... Read more

Retirees Celebrate International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History Month. The following statement was issued by Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on International Women’s Day 2019: “On this International Women’s Day, the Alliance for Retired Americans is celebrating women acro... Read more

Social Security Expansion Act will Ensure Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share and Strengthen the Trust Funds

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the reintroduction of the Social Security Expansion Act by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter DeFazio: “It is appropriate that Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) a... Read more

Drug Companies Kick off the New Year with Price Hikes

Drugmakers started off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world's top-selling medicine, Humira. According to a Goldman Sachs analysis, prices were raised on about 27% of the top 500 branded drugs. The average list ... Read more

Retirees Support Pelosi for Speaker

For Immediate Release Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on Nancy Pelosi’s bid to be the next Speaker of the House. “Retirees could not have a better champion or more tireless advocate than Nancy Pelosi. “She has ... Read more

House Democrats Gain Ground with Retirees

In Dramatic Shift from 2014, 65+ Voters Favored Democratic House Candidates Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following Tuesday’s midterm elections: “Voters over the age of 50 rejected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC... Read more

Administration Nominates a Social Security Privatizer as a Trustee

The administration announced the nomination of James Lockhart to be one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. If confirmed by the Senate, he would serve for four years. Lockhart served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Adm... Read more

Defeat of “Proposition A” is a Win for Missouri Workers and Retirees

Statement of Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the defeat of Proposition A in Missouri today: “Voters in Missouri succeeded in repealing the anti-worker, ‘right-to-work’ legislation passed by the state legislature when they vot... Read more