Years ago, our nation struck a basic bargain with all Americans. We promised that after putting in a lifetime of hard work, after decades of paying into the system, there would be a lifeline available that guaranteed income security and access to health care during one's later years in life. 

Joe believes that at all costs we must honor the commitment and protect the promise of Medicare and Social Security. In addition, Joe believes that we need to do more to ensure that Americans are able to maintain a high quality of life as they age. That is why he fighting to strengthen and expand access to vital safety-net programs and advance legislation that enables older Americans to age with dignity. 

In Joe has co-sponsored that following legislation:

HR 5723 Social Security 2100 Act
With Social Security set to become insolvent by 2034 this legislation would take steps to increase benefits and ensure the system is financially secure through the year 2100 and beyond. 

HR 141 Social Security Fairness Act
Would eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset – two titles of the Social Security Act that unfairly reduce or eliminate Social Security benefits for millions of Americans who have devoted much of their careers to public service. 

HR 4620 More Help for Seniors Act
Will raise the income limits for eligibility under the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Programs, which will help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities afford life-saving medications by lowering co-pays and premiums for Medicare Part D. 

HR 3107 Improving Seniors’ Timely Access To Care Act
Would protect patients from unnecessary delays in care by streamlining prior authorization under the Medicare Advantage Program – providing much-needed oversight and transparency of health insurance for America’s seniors. 

HR 3 Lower Drug Costs Now Act
Would rein in the skyrocketing costs of medicine, create competition in the marketplace, and cap out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs. 

HR 4334 Dignity in Aging Act
Reauthorizes the Older Americans Act and implements critical updates to respond to new challenges facing a growing generation of aging adults.

HR 1583 Senior and Disability Home Modification Assistance Act
Will help make it easier for seniors and individuals with disabilities o access federal home modification resources that would enable them to age safely and live independently.

HR 1230 Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act
Would restore critical Age Discrimination in Employment Act protections and make it easier for employees to prove when they are the victim of age discrimination in the workplace.

Would eliminate barriers that prevent charitable organizations like Meals On Wheels from reaching more individuals.

HR 3375 Stop Bad Robocalls Act
Would direct the FCC to enact strong consumer protections for authorized calls and empower the FCC with strong enforcement tools to rein in robocallers.