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AARP Urges Senate to Renew Emergency Unemployment Compensation

January 2014: AARP letter to the Senate urging Senators to renew emergency unemployment compensation due to the disproportionate number of persons 55+ who are most likely to be long-term unemployed. (PDF)

AARP Provides policy proposals to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

February, 2014: AARP letter to CMS providing policy proposals that seek to mitigate some of the provider disruptions recently experienced by beneficiaries in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program.  (PDF)

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AARP Supports the Farm Bill, “The Agricultural Act of 2014” (HR 2642)

February, 2014:  AARP sent a letter to both the U.S. House and Senate in support of “The Agricultural Act of 2014” (HR 2642) which demonstrated bipartisan agreement on legislation that will help protect food assistance for families in need of support, strengthen fraud provisions, and ensure stable funding that addresses safety net nutritional needs. (PDF) – House Version

AARP Endorses the Safe Streets Act of 2014

February, 2014:  AARP sent a letter to Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) endorsing their introduction of the Safe Streets Act of 2014. (PDF)

AARP Pleased Chained CPI Not in Budget

February, 2014:  AARP was pleased to see that the chained CPI was NOT included in President Obama’s budget. Read

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