In Congress, I have fought every attempt to privatize or cut Social Security or turn Medicare into a voucher program. Instead, I believe we must protect and expand Social Security benefits to keep up with the costs faced by our seniors, grandparents, and veterans.
These are programs that seniors paid into their entire working lives, and we must keep our promise to them by ensuring these programs are protected now and for generations to come.
We must also ensure our seniors receive access to long-term care options, affordable housing, and have advocates in Congress to protect them from predatory and fraudulent schemes.
Finally, prescription drug costs are through the roof. Our senior citizens should never have to choose between paying for food or paying for their prescriptions. In Congress, I strongly supported the Lower Drug Costs Now Act to lower the cost of prescription drugs by finally allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug costs.