Senate Democrats

Reid: Seniors Deserve Proposed Assistance To Deal With Rising Economic Pressures

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today upon the news that the White House is proposing to extend an additional $250 for seniors, veterans and disabled Americans:

“I applaud President Obama for recognizing the serious economic pressures facing many seniors, as well as many veterans and disabled Americans.  Older Americans on fixed incomes are being squeezed by higher health costs, even while retirement savings and home values have plummeted.   Under the circumstances, providing another economic recovery payment is the right thing to do, and I will be working hard to make that happen.”