Congresswoman Susan Davis Urges Speaker to Protect Seniors in the Budget

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Washington, DC, March 11, 2016 | comments

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Congresswoman Susan Davis joined 79 of her House colleagues in urging the Speaker to reject policy proposals in the budget that would hurt seniors.

“The budgets that Congress passes must protect seniors and our nation’s most vulnerable,” said Davis. “It’s becoming all to common for members of the majority party to attempt to balance the budget on the backs of seniors. We can meet America’s needs in a fiscally responsible manner if we simply work together to reach a compromise like we did last year. Let’s not fall into the familiar partisan patterns of the past.”

Letter to Speaker Ryan can be viewed here.

Davis also recently called for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.  The OAA provides critical social and nutritional services, such as meal delivery and respite care. The Senate has already passed a reauthorization of the OAA. Davis urged the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to take action in the House.

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