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Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 1.6% COLA Increase for Social Security Beneficiaries

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the government's announcement that there will be a 1.6% benefit increase for millions of Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans and federal retirees... Read more

The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots

By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News A few years ago, Patricia Powers briefly thought about moving from her home in St. Louis County, Mo., across the river into Illinois ― for Medicaid. “You ask yourself: Where do you go? What do you do?” After years without health insura... Read more

PropertyShark Examines Housing Options for Older Adults

The real estate website “PropertyShark” polled Americans aged 45 and older about their attitudes concerning housing, retirement and personal finances. More than half of those surveyed want to remain in their current homes during their senior years. However, 30% of those aged ... Read more

House Passes Butch Lewis Act to Save Earned Pension Benefits; Senate Must Now Follow Suit

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the House passage of H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act: “Today’s bipartisan vote to pass t... Read more

Retirees Mark Older Americans Month with Release of Voting Record

Report Shows Which Senators and Members of Congress Voted to Protect Retirement Security in 2018 Washington, DC – The Alliance for Retired Americans today released its 2018 Congressional Voting Record which scores each U.S. Senator and Representative on critical retirement s... Read more

President Roach, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Work Together to Address Retirement Security

Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr. attended a labor listening session with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) recently hosted by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). President Roach said at the meeting that retirement security is the ... Read more

Sanchez and Pocan Introduce Social Security Expansion Bill that Makes Wealthiest Pay Their Fair Share

The Strengthening Social Security Act of 2019 was introduced on Wednesday by Representatives Linda Sánchez (CA), a member of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, and Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Mark Pocan (WI). The legislation will increase hard-earn... Read more

Alliance Endorses Miners Pension Protection Act

  The UMWA 1974 Pension Plan has been decimated by a series of coal company bankruptcies and is projected to go insolvent in 2022. The miners, who risked their lives for years to provide a key source of energy to the nation, and their widows, will lose the pension bene... Read more

NY State Attorney General Letitia James Addresses New York State Alliance

“Tish” James, attorney general of the state of New York, delivered a powerful address at the annual conference of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans (NYSARA) on April 18, 2019 (Listen to her remarks courtesy of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine Network). In describ... Read more