Promises are important. When I was running for Congress last year, I made commitments to fight for the causes that I believe in. One of those promises is to protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors and to work across the aisle to find smart, bipartisan solutions for our everyday challenges.
Since my election, I have worked daily to uphold those commitments. I am a proud member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, and have introduced legislation to restore internet privacy protections – which would protect seniors from being scammed online – and have co-sponsored bipartisan bills to help protect and expand access to health services for our seniors on Medicare.
As an elected official, I believe we must fulfill our commitments to those we serve.
That’s why I’m so disturbed to see the President’s budget director, an appointee, say he would be in favor of cutting back Medicare and Social Security during a recent House Budget hearing. Protecting Social Security and Medicare were key campaign promises the President made from the first days of his candidacy. Adding to that, his budget would gut funding for programs like Meals on Wheels, which serve over 200 seniors everyday living in my district.
The real kicker? The math doesn’t even add up. Even my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have directly called out the budget for double-counting and using unrealistic projections for economic growth. Cutting programs that help our seniors makes ends meet is a disservice to those who have sacrificed and worked a lifetime to help build our great nation.
For this reason, I’m am strongly opposed to the White House’s proposed cuts which would leave Nevada seniors out to dry. I am serious about my promise to our seniors and will fight for the benefits you have earned and depend on every day.
Should you ever need assistance with Social Security or if need help with Medicare, Veterans assistance, or wish to express support or concern on any given issue, please don’t hesitate to contact my home district in Las Vegas at 702-963-9500 or my Washington DC office at 202-225-3252. I encourage you to visit my website at Rosen.house.gov to contact me via e-mail. I am here to serve you.+