Congressman Johnson Earns Perfect Score Protecting Seniors
Rep. Johnson Re-Affirms His Commitment to Lowering Drug Prices, Protecting Pensions and Fighting Scammers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) received a 100 percent score from the Alliance for Retired Americans, who released their Congressional Voting Record this month for the first session of the 116th Congress.
The Alliance for Retired Americans, a national organization made up of 4.3 million members, works to guarantee social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens. The group primarily focuses on retired union members, senior citizens and community activists to advocate for its members.
“As we enter the appropriations season, I will do everything in my power to oppose cuts to our seniors’ social safety net,” aid Rep. Johnson. “The American public has been clear – they want Congress to defend and strengthen Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. I have stood with them throughout this process, and I will continue to stand with them as long as I’m here.”
Every year, the Alliance issues a voting record of all 535 members of Congress and gives each member a score based on their votes. The record released this year monitored Congress’s Second Session from January 2019 — December 2019.
In the Alliance scorecard, President Robert Roach, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Peters, Jr. and Executive Director Richard J. Fiesta wrote: “There is still much work to do. The House passed significant legislation that would give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices and apply the lower prices to the private sector. It also enacted a minimum wage increase, which leads to higher Social Security benefits. These two crucial bills and many others are now stalled in the Senate.”
The following is a list of ten key votes selected as representative of the votes of critical importance to retirees taken by the U.S. House of Representatives: House Disaster Relief, Protect Health Care, Lower Drug Prices, Scam Protections, 9/11 Responders Health, Health Tax Repeal, Minimum Wage Increase, Protect Pensions, Debt Ceiling Increase, Drug Negotiations
To read the scorecard, click HERE.