ARA: The New Congressional Voting Record

The Alliance for Retired Americans just released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees. The document, available here, examines 10 key Senate votes and 10 key House votes in 2012. Roll calls on issues include:

•    whether to privatize Medicare and create a voucher-like system in its place;
•    whether to turn Medicaid into a block grant system; and
•    whether to undo key Affordable Care Act provisions that benefit seniors.

View the Voting Record online here.

The Voting Record reflects how committed our elected representatives are (or are not) to retirees and older Americans. The record can be used to educate and to encourage the health and economic security of seniors, their families and their communities. Higher scores on the 2012 Voting Record reflect a commitment to protect seniors and ask the wealthiest American people and corporations to pay their fair share.

Help shine a light on what Congress has meant for seniors this past year by looking at how your elected officials voted! Again, the link is here.

This year, for the first time, the Voting Record is also available in Spanish. It is important that everyone who does not want to be part of the last generation to retire knows how their elected representatives voted on these retirement security issues. Use our simple online Tell-A-Friend tool to share the Voting Record with your friends and neighbors in English or Spanish.

In 2012, we saw the most unproductive Congress in modern American history finally come to an end, passing fewer than 250 bills in two years. Instead of asking the wealthiest American people and corporations to pay their fair share, we hear many Representatives again and again propose cutting the modest benefits to stable programs on which seniors rely. Help us make Congress pay attention to the needs of seniors!

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