Seniors and Retirement Security
As a country we owe a debt of gratitude to the generations of retired Americans and those nearing retirement for paving the way for the opportunities we enjoy today. Our seniors have carried the torch for America through the turbulence of war and national upheaval. We can never repay their sacrifices, but we can honor them by keeping our commitments to them.
I made a pledge to my constituents that I would not compromise federal benefits for those 55 years of age or older. We cannot and should not move the goal posts for these folks who have worked hard throughout their life and are expecting security in their retirement. Seniors have paid into systems that should not fail them and I intend to make sure we honor that trust.
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Washington, DC – Today, during this week’s Congressional District Work Period, U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) traveled to Sycamore, Illinois to discuss the economy, healthcare, the situation overseas and issues before Congress with residents at the Grand Victorian assisted living center.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) proudly welcomed Woodstock resident Lou Ness to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday after she completed her walk, “Hear Our Cry: Marching for America’s Poor,” a journey from Rockford, IL to Washington, D.C. Upon hearing a call from God, Lou Ness—a 65-year-old mother, grandmother, veteran, ordained Episcopal deacon and the Executive Director of Shelter Care Ministries of Rockford—set off on her journey on April 1 to bear witness for the nation’s impoverished and hungry and deliver their stories to our nation’s leaders.
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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) joined a bipartisan initiative to urge Congressional leaders to pass a long-term fix to the formula that reimburses physicians who serve patients on Medicare. The letter, signed by 259 Members of Congress, was sent to House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi requesting fiscally responsible reforms to the Medicare physician payment system.
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