October 19, 2022

Retiree Group Endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for Re-Election to U.S. Senate

Cites Her Commitment to Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Las Vegas – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Catherine Cortez Masto for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Nevada today. The Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 19,000 members across the state.

“Sen. Cortez Masto has already proven as a member of the U.S. Senate that she will look out for older people in Washington. She has earned a perfect lifetime score of 100% in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record,” said Tom Bird, President of the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans. “Sen. Cortez Masto knows we earned our Social Security and Medicare benefits. We trust her to defend them against cuts or risky schemes. She knows that many seniors in Nevada rely on those benefits, and she’s working to protect all of our retirement security.”

Adam Laxalt does not support protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits; he wants to “find ways to transfer benefits” and “drive down costs.”

In addition, Mr. Bird praised Sen. Cortez Masto’s vote for legislation to make vaccines free for all Medicare beneficiaries; lower drug costs by requiring Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors; cap out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 a year; and cap insulin copays at $35 per month. Laxalt called the bill containing those provisions “reckless.”

“The stakes couldn’t be higher for seniors. We need Catherine Cortez Masto in the Senate fighting against any plan to privatize, cut or ‘sunset’ Social Security and Medicare,” emphasized Bird. “Under the plan of Sen. Rick Scott (FL), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Social Security and Medicare would be automatically terminated within five years unless renewed by legislative action. At least seven Republican senators or senate candidates are pushing plans to privatize, cut, or sunset our hard earned benefits.”


Contact: Tom Bird, NARAPresident@aol.com

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