There are many challenges confronting seniors in today’s economy, from the loss of pension income and retirement savings to high prescription drug costs to reduced access to safe and affordable housing. The House Democratic Caucus and the Congressional Task Force on Aging & Families recognize these problems, and are working hard every day to solve them. As the party that established Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid, we will protect and uphold the promises made to America’s seniors by improving these programs and by ensuring their long-term solvency.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky - https://schakowsky.house.gov/
Rep. Doris Matsui - https://matsui.house.gov/
Rep. Conor Lamb - https://lamb.house.gov
Rep. Debbie Dingell - https://dingell.house.gov
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard - https://roybal-allard.house.gov
Rep. Ayanna Pressley - https://pressley.house.gov
Rep. Ted Deutch - https://deutch.house.gov
The Task Force on Aging & Families was created to listen and respond to the concerns of older Americans.
Over the years, the Task Force has worked to raise awareness and prioritize aging-related issues. Today, when we face serious assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, the Task Force on Aging and Families is more important than ever.
The goal of the Task Force will be to serve as a central body to champion the priorities of older Americans, such as health care, retirement security and housing in legislative, oversight, and investigative activities; and publicize Democratic legislative achievements for older Americans. By the end of this session, the Task Force will introduce a resolution known as the “Seniors Bill of Rights,” which will enshrine the basic rights that all older Americans are entitled to.