Retirement Security

March 06, 2018

Social Security on the Ballot in Pennsylvania House District 18


On March 13, 2018, voters in southwest Pennsylvania will choose who will represent them in Congress. 

The Alliance for Retired Americans has endorsed Conor Lamb because he is committed to helping retirees and working Americans. 

Here’s how the candidates stand on the issues. 

                                         Where The Candidates Stand





Expand and Protect Social Security

Says protecting Medicare and Social Security is a top priority for his campaign and has openly acknowledged that they are not “entitlements” — they are earned benefits that Americans have paid for.



Falsely claims that Social Security and Medicare are going broke and need to be “reformed.”



Health Care for Retirees



Opposes cuts to Medicare.



Supports “reform” of Medicare.




Affordable Health Care


Says providing affordable health care for all Americans is a top priority. Has vowed to defend and strengthen the Affordable Care Act and lower prescription drug prices.


Wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, eliminating health care coverage for thousands of Pennsylvanians.




Tax Cuts for the Wealthy


Criticized the recently enacted tax bill for adding more than $1 trillion to the national debt and described it as a “giveaway” to the wealthiest 1 percent.


Supports the Republican leadership’s tax bill and said “I’m sorry I wasn’t there to vote for it.”



Protecting Rights of Working People


Supports the right of workers to join together for better wages and working conditions.


Voted for so-called “right to work” legislation as a state representative.

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