The National Seniors Council will be working side by side with Congressman Marsha Blackburn to help reintroduce H.R. 603, the Savings for Seniors Act, into the 115th Congress. Our legislative team will also be working with Congressman Blackburn’s staff to help to gain cosponsors for legislation that is necessary to save Social Security for future generations.
“Congressman Marsha Blackburn is a friend to senior citizens all across America,” states National Seniors Council Executive Director Carole Rhodes. “I only wish there were more members like her in Congress, members that want to fix the broken Social Security system instead of raiding it for pet projects in their districts,” continued Rhodes.
The Social Security Surplus Protection Act would form a commission composed of members from the minority and majority parties in both the Senate and the House of Representatives who have extensive experience and training in financial investment and pension benefits. This commission will be tasked with deciphering the best use for the excess money left in the Social Security Trust Fund, leaving the excess Social Security funds to experts who are well versed in this field.
National Seniors Council National Director Carole Rhodes recently spent the day on Capitol Hill hand delivering your “Seniors Against Obamacare” petitions to key lawmakers in the House of Representatives.
“We chose the Congressmen on the most influential Committees in the fight to repeal Obamacare,” stated Rhodes. “I think everyone in America now realizes that this program not only steals billions of dollars from Medicare, a program that seniors desperately rely on, but also significantly limits options to the Medicare Advantage plans,” continued Rhodes. “This system has failed miserably and seniors will no longer tolerate it.”
Thank you to all National Seniors Council members and supporters who participated in our national “Seniors Against Obamacare” petition drive. Your voices were heard on Capitol Hill and this battle will not be over until Obamacare is repealed and seniors get the health care options and value they deserve.
National Director Carole Rhodes (left) and lead sponsor for the Guaranteed 3% CoLA Act of 2015, Congressman Eliot Engel meet on Capitol Hill.
The National Seniors Council engaged in a letter-writing campaign to the House of Representatives recently to urge members of Congress to add their names as cosponsors to Congressman Eliot Engel’s Guaranteed 3% CoLA Act of 2015.
“It’s very important to senior citizens that they get a fair raise in their benefits every year,” stated National Director Carole Rhodes. “I speak with our members on the phone every day and there hasn’t been a day that’s passed where I haven’t had multiple conversations with furious seniors over their lack of a fair cost-of-living adjustment,’ continued Rhodes. “That’s why we are pushing so hard for passage of H.R. 3588.”
You can do your part as well by calling your Congressman and demand that he or she cosponsor this bill immediately. Remember, strength comes in numbers on Capitol Hill, and the more concerned seniors that join this battle and have their voices heard, the better success we’ll have. Together, we can’t lose.
The Conservative Political Action Conference has once again come and gone, but thanks to your support, your voice was heard. Conservative leaders and grassroots activists gathered at Washington D.C.’s National Harbor to discuss the future of the conservative movement and share strategies for the remainder of the 114th Congress.
“I met so many people at this year’s event who had such incredible passion for our great nation,” says National Director Carole Rhodes. “We were able to spend time in the exhibition hall meeting with like-minded groups that are working to protect senior citizens from the continued attacks on Social Security and Medicare from the Obama Administration.”
The National Seniors Council legislative team is busy reaching out to the great contacts that were made at this year’s event. Thank you for all that you have done to promote our program and mission.