All posts by rebecca

News: Sen. Romney, Rep. Gallagher Re-Introduce the TRUST Act

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI) introduced the “Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts” (TRUST) Act as stand alone bills in the U.S. Senate and House (S.1295 and H.R. 2575), reviving a threat to the retirement security of hundreds of millions ... Read more

Fact Sheet: Pandemic Treatment Access and Affordability (PTAA) Act

The federal government has spent tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on research and development (R&D) of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, including $23 billion for manufacturing and purchasing. Despite this public investment, there is no guarantee that these taxpayer-f... Read more

Fact Sheet/Position Paper: PRO Act

The labor movement has been, and continues to be, the leading force in the fight to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, ensuring a measure of retirement security for all Americans. Our country, our democracy and our people benefit when workers have a strong voice a... Read more

Fact Sheet/Position Paper: Protecting the Right to Vote

During 2020, 158.4 million Americans, or 66% of registered voters -- a record number -- voted in the Presidential election. The election also saw record vote by mail numbers, with 46% of voters casting their ballots by mail, up from 25% in the 2016 election. However, in the after... Read more

Fact Sheet/Position Paper: Oppose the TRUST Act

Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI) introduced the Time to Rescue United States’ Trusts (TRUST) Act, S.1295 and H.R. 2575, on April 21, 2021. This would pave the way for Social Security and Medicare cuts, creating “Rescue Committees" with the authority to re... Read more

News: COVID Scams Targeting Seniors Continue Despite a Majority of Seniors Being Vaccinated

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a parallel outbreak of coronavirus scams, many targeting older Americans. As of April 13, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had logged nearly 452,000 consumer complaints related to COVID-19 and stimulus payments, many of them invo... Read more

News: White House Budget Includes Increased Funding for SSA, Alzheimer’s Research

President Biden unveiled his first budget request last Friday, and it calls for $14.2 billion in funding for the Social Security Administration (SSA), an increase of 11% over the current budget. The budget includes $895 million in additional funding to strengthen SSA customer ... Read more

Tell Congress to Strengthen Medicare and Lower Drug Prices

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KHN: Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.

There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible? That’s the challenge President Joe Biden has put f... Read more