In Congress, I will fight any attempt to privatize or cut Social Security or turn Medicare into a voucher program. Instead, 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. During the 2016 campaign, President Trump vowed to protect Social Security and Medicare. You can be sure I won’t let him forget it.
We must also ensure our seniors receive access to long-term care options, affordable housing options 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.