The following documents related to consumer affairs and the financial security of people 50-plus are presented in reverse chronological order.
L: On March 19, AARP wrote a letter to the entire House of Representatives to express serious concerns with the House Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. While the House Republican budget proposal offers ideas for confronting our nation's deficits and debt, AARP believes the proposal lacks balance, and it jeopardizes the health and economic security of older Americans. (March 19) PDF
L: On March 20, AARP wrote a letter to the entire U.S. Senate to express our views concerning the Senate Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. AARP believes the Senate proposal would achieve budget savings while protecting older Americans’ health and economic security. (March 20) PDF
L: On Feb. 14, AARP sent a letter to all of Congress reiterating the organization's opposition to reducing Social Security benefits for the purpose of deficit reduction, including efforts to address sequestration. AARP believes that using the Social Security benefits that Americans have earned over a lifetime of work to remedy a problem that Social Security did not create is neither right nor fair. Instead, Social Security deserves its own national conversation that focuses on preserving and strengthening the retirement security of Americans and their families for generations to come. (Feb. 14) PDF