This week, lawmakers remained in their home states and districts for the final week of the summer congressional recess.
Summer Recess Wraps Up
This week, Members of Congress remained in their home states and districts for the final week of the summer recess. They are expected to return to Capitol Hill following the Labor Day holiday, on Tuesday, September 6th. Until then, several lawmakers will be attending local events and holding town hall meetings in their home states and districts. TSCL encourages its members and supporters to attend these events and to ask questions of their elected officials about important Social Security and Medicare issues, like the following three…
1. This year, Social Security beneficiaries received no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) despite a national survey indicating a majority reported higher costs. Do you support legislation that would give seniors an emergency COLA before the end of this year?
2. The federal government negotiates prescription drug prices for Medicaid and for veterans, but it is not allowed to negotiate lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries. Do you support this policy?
3. Experts estimate that fraud, waste, and abuse within Medicare costs more than $60 billion each year. What efforts do you support to ramp up prevention?
The following Members of Congress, among many others, will be holding town hall meetings this weekend: Sen. Michael Crapo (ID), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-3), Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-9), Rep. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Raul Labrador (ID-1), Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41), Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), and Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9).
For details, or to see if your Members of Congress will be holding town hall meetings before the November elections, call their local offices. You can find contact information HERE. For more sample town hall questions, click HERE.