Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert
05/29/2015 - On Tuesday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees. The voting record looks at ten key votes in both the Senate and the House and assigns a “Pro-Retiree” score for each member of Congress. Scores reflect a member’s level of support for retirees and older Americans.
This year, votes examined include whether to:
- Privatize Medicare and create a voucher-like system in its place;
- Turn Medicaid into a block grant system, which would undercut its ability to provide care for millions of older Americans;
- Raise the minimum wage; and
- Increase the debt ceiling and keep the government open.