August 30, 2022

Retiree Group Endorses Jahana Hayes for Re-election to U.S. House

Cites Commitment to Expanding and Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits, Lowering Drug Prices

Waterbury, CT – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Jahana Hayes for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District today. The Connecticut Alliance is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 59,000 members across the state.

“Rep. Hayes has proven 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 Bette Marafino, president of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. “She knows that thousands of seniors in her district rely on the Social Security and Medicare benefits they have earned, and she’s working to protect all of our retirement security.”

“I am so grateful for the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans,” said Rep. Hayes. “Our seniors have done the hard work of helping to build this country, that’s why I will work just as hard to protect Social Security, fight for affordable healthcare and make sure our retirees are never left behind.”

In addition, Marafino noted that Rep. Hayes has been a leader in the fight to protect earned pension benefits and lower drug prices. She voted to require 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 a month. She also voted to provide hearing benefits under Medicare and $150 billion for Medicaid home care services.

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Contact: Bette Marafino, eam48460@gmail.com

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