Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and leading senior advocates demanded today that Republican lawmakers condemn Majority Leader Eric Cantor's call to abolish Social Security and Medicare.
If Republicans have their way with the federal budget it would close Social Security offices across the country.
The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.
Organization representing more than 50 million Latinos are joining forces to defend Social Security.
WASHINGTON-- Capitol Hill resounded with angry denunciations of the Republican right for holding "hostage" unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers to force through tax giveaways for billionaires.
Dozens of senior activists rallied at the Cleveland AFL-CIO headquarters Monday to "Protect, Preserve and Pass Along Social Security and Medicare" and to "protest the continuing assault on retirees."
A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.
GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.
LISLE, Ill. - Angered by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk's repeated votes against extension of unemployment compensation and jobs creation, protesters crashed a posh Kirk fundraiser here Aug. 26.
Alan Simpson's public apology has not stopped a groundswell of calls for his firing.