Tag: Social Security

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Tom Garrett plan would tie student loan repayment, Social Security

Fifth District Republican congressional nominee Tom Garrett introduced a proposal targeting the growing crisis of student loan repayment and Social Security solvency.


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Groups praise President Obama for Social Security expansion shift

President Obama’s declaration that Social Security should be expanded has been applauded with great enthusiasm by groups nationwide.


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Fifty Plus: Sweet 16th Amendment – income tax!

It will be challenging not to drop a few vile words throughout this column. Income tax. Every year I have to pay.


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Bernie Sanders nudges Hillary Clinton on Social Security

Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton to back a plan to strengthen Social Security and to reject any cuts to Social Security.


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Bernie Sanders puts Social Security challenge to Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday urged Hillary Clinton to back a plan endorsed by leading Democrats and seniors’ advocates to strengthen Social Security.


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Warner, Kaine urge Social Security Administration to implement Supreme Court marriage equality decisions

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 119 of their congressional colleagues in a letter to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decisions are implemented and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is treating all marriages equally.


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Warner, colleagues introduce bipartisan bill to end Social Security checks for dead people

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation with Senate and House colleagues today to help save millions of federal dollars by curbing erroneous federal payments to deceased individuals.


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Virginia Citizen Cabinet survey: Republicans, Democrats agree on key measures to resolve Social Security shortfall

Voice Of the People’s first survey of its newly established Virginia Citizen Cabinet finds overwhelming majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree on recommendations that would cover most of the looming Social Security shortfall.


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DCCU and Member Investment Services offer free retirement workshop

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) and Member Investment Services (MIS) will offer a free workshop – “The Roadmap to Retirement”– throughout the month of January.


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Tim Kaine appointed to aging committee in Senate

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine was selected to serve on the Senate Special Committee on Aging for the 114th Congress.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.


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DARS offers tips for Virginians on Medicare Open Enrollment period

It’s time for Medicare beneficiaries to think about their health care needs and choose the best plan for them.


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Medicare Part B and prescription drug premiums for Virginians are $20.4 million lower than predicted for 2015

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years.


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Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


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DCCU and Member Investment Services offer free investment workshop

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) and Member Investment Services (MIS) will offer a free workshop – “7 tips to Understanding Your Social Security Benefits” – throughout the month of September.


Sen. Warner staff office hours in Staunton

Sam Louis Taylor, Outreach Representative at Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will be holding remote office hours in your area.


Virginia reaches temporary agreement to allow safe, regulated operation of Uber and Lyft

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Wednesday that the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached an agreement with transportation network companies Uber and Lyft that will help ensure the safety of passengers, bring the companies into compliance with Virginia law, provide transparency into their operations, and promote a level playing field for transportation providers.


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Warner Senate staff office hours in Staunton

Sam Louis Taylor, Outreach Representative at Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will be holding remote office hours in Staunton on Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Staunton City Hall, 116 W. Beverley St., Staunton.


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Virginia Organizing talks Social Security in Harrisonburg

Virginia Organizing hosted a gathering in Harrisonburg over Memorial Day weekend to bring together leaders from Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. to develop plans to protect and strengthen Social Security.


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Group finds more than 43K dual voter registrations in Maryland, Virginia

Election Integrity Maryland (EIM), one of the Mid–Atlantic’s leading election watchdog organizations, in partnership with The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA), has discovered at least 43,983 voters registered in both Maryland and Virginia.


McAuliffe announces debut of Data.Virginia

Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of Data.Virginia, a new online portal that will provide easy access to Virginia’s open data and keep Virginians informed of major initiatives that take advantage of big data.


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Bob Goodlatte: Budgeting for the future

This week, the House of Representatives acted on a budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. In addition to laying out a blueprint for federal spending, the budget process is also an opportunity to strengthen programs like Medicare and Social Security and expand pro-growth economic reforms like tax reform, domestic energy production, and regulatory reform.


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Chris Graham: Inside the game of playing politics with ObamaCare

Republicans have been thinking since the disastrous rollout of the Healthcare.gov website in October that they’ve had gold in their hands heading into the 2014 midterm election cycle. All they’d have to do is say ObamaCare, ObamaCare, ObamaCare, to the end of the days, and they’d win, and win big. The House was safe, the Senate was in sight, and momentum into 2016 was guaranteed.


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Randy Forbes: Scam alert

If you’re like me, you like to think that you aren’t likely to fall for a telephone or email scam – particularly those scams telling of a long-lost family member in a foreign country who has a large inheritance to give you… if only you’ll provide your Social Security number, birth date, and checking account information.


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Beware of tax season scams

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Herring is reminding citizens to protect themselves from identity theft, fraud and other scams as tax season approaches.


John Cena: Would a heel turn work for him like it did for Hulk Hogan?

John Cena as a heel. It will happen one day, or it won’t. It would be good for business, or it would kill a cash cow. There are as many views on this as there are wrestling fans to debate it. My view is it will never happen. Cena as the top face in WWE […]


Tea Party Scorecard: Randy Forbes, Robert Hurt in lockstep

Virginia’s swing district Republicans, a list that now includes Reps. Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt, vote with the most extreme wing of their party on the vast majority of issues, according“Tea Stained,” a groundbreaking new legislative scorecard compiled by Americans United for Change.


Medicare Premiums Won’t Go Up, Social Security Will – A Little

Retirees who are receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits will have a little more in their checks, starting in January. The Social Security Administration announced adjustments for 2014 on Oct. 30. Social Security retirement benefits will increase by 1.5 percent, one of the lowest increases since Cost of Living Adjustments began in the 1970s.


Andrew Dobelstein: Keep Social Security off the table

President Obama’s proposal to restrict the growth of Social Security by changing annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) from the present Consumer Price Index (CPI) to a Chained Consumer Price Index represents a disingenuous departure from his earlier position to hold fast on Social Security.


Rev. Jennifer Butler and Gordon Whitman: The moral case for preserving the safety net

As cracks form among CEOs and Republican Members of Congress over their hardline anti-tax position in the fiscal showdown, religious leaders from across the ideological spectrum have been united in supporting new revenue over additional spending cuts. And they’re speaking for their people. A strong majority of religious Americans favor letting the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent of Americans expire. Even reliably conservative groups, such as white evangelical Protestants, are evenly divided on the issue.


DCCU Social Security workshops back for fall

DuPont Community Credit Union and Member Investment Services will be offering six workshops this fall on Social Security titled: “See Your Choices More Clearly.”


Kaine ad targets senior vote

A new TV ad from the Tim Kaine Senate campaign aims to reaffirm the Democratic Party nominee’s commitment to strengthening programs that ensure a healthy and secure retirement for Virginia seniors, including Social Security and Medicare.


Hands Off Our Social Security presentation

Two weeks after the Super Committee failed to come to a decision on deficit reduction, Virginia Organizing and the Augusta Coalition for Peace and Justice are giving an interactive presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to set the record straight on Social Security. During the past year of deficit reduction talks, Social Security has been on […]


Kaine holds forum on future of Social Security

Tim Kaine held a forum this morning with Virginia seniors at Imperial Plaza of Richmond to discuss his continued commitment to protecting Social Security. During the discussion he explained the structure and purpose of Social Security, his position on the future of the program, and explained why Republican criticisms and proposed changes would be bad […]


Janice “Jay” Johnson: Cutting Social Security is a dangerous calculation

Sen. Mark Warner and the “Gang of Six” are close to a debt reduction deal and it looks like there will be substantial cuts to programs like Social Security. There is no denying that reducing the deficit is important, especially after the problematic recent Standard and Poors rating. But the question is, how. I have […]


Chris Graham: Down the middle

President Obama on Wednesday released a down-the-middle plan for dealing with the federal government’s deepening budget crisis. I meant the term down the middle to mean one thing – that it features some elements that appeal to the left and some that appeal to the right. But I full recognize that it can mean something […]


Jill Hanken: Ryan budget proposal is an outrage

The health and well being of low and middle income Americans is being threatened by the Budget Resolution proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). It would slash income and opportunity for millions of regular American families while shifting trillions of dollars to the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Will your elderly relatives need Medicaid for their […]


Chris Graham: The forest for the trees

Mark Warner, once again, I’m right there with you, dude. “This problem cannot be solved simply by focusing on cuts to non-defense discretionary spending, which is only 12 percent of the budget. Increased revenues and economic growth by themselves will not get us there, either. That’s why we must have a grown-up discussion about spending […]


On the campaign trail: Stuart Bain

Sixth District Libertarian candidate Stuart Bain talked with beer connoisseurs at Microfestivus in Roanoke over the weekend, and a chief topic of discussion was Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to get the Commonwealth out of the liquor business. “I think it’s a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough,” Bain told […]


Tom Perriello: Social Security is a ‘promise’

Last week marked the 75th anniversary of Social Security. Social Security is a promise to American seniors – and those still working – that if they play by the rules and contribute to the system, they can retire with security and dignity. I am proud to have worked hard to extend the solvency of these […]