Working for Seniors

Our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make enormous contributions to our civic life and to the success and prosperity of our nation. Every day, they deploy their talent and experience through service and volunteerism. We owe it to them to keep Medicare premiums affordable and Social Security on pace with the cost of living.

Sarbanes Co-Sponsored

  • Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act (H.R. 1811)

    • Would “scrap the cap” on wages that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax which would extend the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund by decades. Would also establish a new formula for computing the Cost of Living Adjustment for seniors so that it more fairly reflects their daily expenses.
  • Prescription Drug Affordability Act of 2015 (H.R. 3513)

    • Would allow Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices, allow consumers to import cheaper drugs from Canada and require companies to disclose the costs related to particular products and prices they charge in other countries.

Sarbanes Voted

  • FOR The Affordable Care Act (Became Law 2010)

    • Landmark health care reform bill helps lower prescription drug prices, closes the donut hole, eliminates copays and deductibles for preventive care visits, eliminates fraud and abuse of the system, and increases medicare payment to doctors.​​

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Retirement Investment. Congressman Sarbanes has strongly supported the Department of Labor fiduciary rules that require financial advisors to act in the best interest of seniors who are investing in retirement plans.

Volunteerism and Service. Congressman Sarbanes is a champion of the Experience Corps Program -- a partnership of the AARP Foundation and the Americorps Program -- that nationally deploys 3000 senior volunteers into elementary schools to tutor reading. Baltimore boasts one of the largest chapters of Experience Corps in the nation.

 

Congressman John Sarbanes has a lifetime score of 100% from the Alliance for Retired Americans.