DNC Chair Statement on Older Americans Month

Washington, DC – In recognition of Older Americans Month, which begins today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

“By championing the Social Security Act, Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act of 1965, and the Affordable Care Act, the Democratic Party has a long and extensive history of advocating for the protections and retirement security that seniors deserve. In my capacity as a member of Congress who represents many South Florida retired and older Americans, I have been proud to carry on that tradition by fighting for seniors’ health care and economic security day after day. Let there be no doubt: at a time when far too many of my Republican counterparts want to slash critical programs that seniors depend on, the Democratic Party will continue to advocate for the dignity older Americans have earned through a lifetime of hard work.”