Retiree Group Endorses Jim Himes for Re-election to U.S. House

Cites Commitment to Expanding and Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits, Lowering Drug Prices

Bridgeport – Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Jim Himes for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District today. The Connecticut Alliance is a grassroots advocacy organization with more than 58,000 members across the state.

“Rep. Himes has proven that he will look out for older people in Washington. He has earned a lifetime score of 94% in the Alliance’s annual Congressional Voting Record, including a perfect 100% score last year,” said Bette Marafino, president of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. “He knows that thousands of seniors in his district rely on the Social Security and Medicare benefits they have earned, and he’s working to protect all of our retirement security.”

In addition, Marafino noted that Rep. Himes has been a leader in the fight to protect earned pension benefits and lower drug prices. He voted to require Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors, cap out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 a year and cap insulin copays at $35 a month. He also voted to provide hearing benefits under Medicare and $150 billion for Medicaid home care services.


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