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  • Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Unveil Report Documenting Republican Attacks on Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, ahead of the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law on July 30, 1965 and the 83rd anniversary of Social Security on August 14, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to unveil a new report documenting years of Republicans’ attacks on seniors. The report, titled “The Republican Record on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: Attacks on Benefits Seniors Have Earned and Deserve,” ... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force Statement on the 2018 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Rep. Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports: “The Trustees’ reports make it clear that the Republican tax scam directly threatens the Medicare program, reducing its solvency by three years. The tax scam comes at the expense of seniors and American families –taking funding from Medicare in order to give even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. “Rep... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Failure of Republican Farm Bill Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Seniors, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement after the House voted to defeat the Farm Bill: “As the most powerful country in the world, we should be creating policies that lift people up. Instead, the GOP farm bill would have made it harder for people to thrive, cutting school lunches for children and limiting the SNAP program that helps families put food on the table. The defeat of this legislation is good news for now, but we must keep up our efforts to p... Read more

  • Seniors Task Force members submit Association Health Plan comments to Labor Secretary Acosta
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) led 11 members of the task force in providing comments to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would greatly expand the existing definition of association health plans (AHPs). This NPRM could have devastating consequences on Americans’ health care. After submitting the comments, Reps. Schakowsky and Matsui released the following statement: “The Depart... Read more

  • Matsui Rallies Support for the Arts and Community Health In the Face of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors, Education

    Congresswoman Doris Matsui visited several local entities in Sacramento this week that would see their resources reduced as a result of President Trump’s proposed budget, including One Community Health’s new clinic and the Crocker Art Museum. “Places like Community Health Centers and museums give everyone an opportunity to flourish,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “President Trump’s proposed budget would undermine this important work, cutting funding from programs and services that lift people up i... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on Trump Budget and Infrastructure Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Flood Protection, Clean Energy, Seniors, Transportation, Education, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint: “After driving up the deficit with a tax plan that puts billionaires first, it is no surprise that President Trump’s budget prioritizes cuts that will hurt hardworking Americans. “The President has laid out his intentions to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardize Medicare, and slash Medicaid, all of which will harm people’s ability to access essential health car... Read more

  • Matsui Statement on House Republicans' Tax Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Healthcare, Seniors

    Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued the following statement on the House Republican tax proposal released today: “Families in Sacramento can’t afford this plan. It gives tax cuts to billionaires and corporations at the expense of the middle class. It drains our budget, just so Republicans can turn around and rip away benefits from middle class families, seniors, people with disabilities, and children who rely on Medicare and Medicaid for their health and economic security.... Read more

  • House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Leadership Statement on 2018 Social Security COLA Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, Seniors Task Force Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with Vice Chairs Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Charlie Crist (D-FL), released the following statement on the announcement of a 2 percent Social Security COLA increase for beneficiaries: “Today’s announcement of a 2 percent increase in the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is welcome news after two years of virtual... Read more

  • Schakowsky and Matsui Introduce Geriatrics Workforce Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors

    Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Co-Chairs of the Seniors Task Force, introduced H.R. 3713, the Geriatrics Workforce and Caregiver Enhancement Act. This bipartisan bill invests in geriatric training and caregiver programs to create a well-trained workforce to provide coordinated quality care for older adults. After introducing the legislation, Reps. Schakowsky and Matsui released the following statement: “A serious shortage in the health care workforce is failing to ... Read more

  • House Democrats Celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Seniors, Women's Issues

    Today, House Democrats, led by the Seniors Task Force, the Democratic Women’s Working Group, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the 52nd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with an anniversary party in the U.S. Capitol. The Medicare and Medicaid programs were created on July 30th, 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act into law. After the celebration, the members released the following statements: “... Read more

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