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Signing the American Rescue Plan Into Law

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Dear Friends, Rep. Nadler speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill On March 12th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. As I wrote to yourecently, the American Rescue Plan is precisely the kind of sweeping, bold response we need to recover from the comprehensive economic and public health crises facing our nation today. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package includes mon...

Rep. Nadler Votes to Pass Lower Drug Costs Now Act, Opposes Funding for Endless Wars

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Dear Friends, This week, while the House Judiciary Committee continued its work on impeachment, I voted on two major pieces of legislation on the House floor. On Thursday, I voted in support of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Prices Now Act. This landmark legislation will, for the first time, allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices directly with drug companies to bring down the cost of ...

Social Security is Healthy, Doesn’t Increase Federal Deficit

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Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) released the following statement on the state of America’s Social Security program: “Social Security is one of the bedrocks of America’s middle class. It is an essential safety net for millions of our nation’s seniors and their families who rely on this program for their basic necessities. “Social Security is a self-financed program and does not contribute to the...

Nadler Statement on Reports of White House Budget that includes Chained CPI, Resulting in Cuts to Social Security and Other Benefits

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in response to reports of a White House budget proposal that could include reductions in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits, including the use of chained CPI: “I am quite concerned by reports that the forthcoming White House budget proposal might include chained CPI and other accommodations to Republicans determi...

Nadler Denounces Proposed Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement in response to reports of a congressional budget resolution that might reduce Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits, including the use of chained CPI: “I, along with my fellow progressives, will never support the beginning of the dismantling of the New Deal. We will never support reductions in Social Security, Medic...

Nadler Denounces GOP Effort to Cut Social Security Benefits

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) denounced the GOP’s continued push to cut Social Security benefits through recalculating inflation – within a process known as chained CPI – during the current fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress. The current average earned benefit for a 65 year old on Social Security is $17,134. Using chained CPI would result in a $6,000 loss for retirees in the first 15...

Congressman Nadler Hails Passage of Fr. Mychal Judge Bill

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A piece of legislation that would ensure that designated beneficiaries of fallen public safety officers can receive a one-time, $250,000 Federal payment is one step closer to law today, as Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Donald Manzullo’s (R-IL) “Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers' Benefit Act of 2002" passed the House of Representatives. “A gap in the current law essent...

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