May 10, 2023 | Blog Posts

New Bill Alert: Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Military Pay and Veteran’s Benefits

I will fight relentlessly to protect Medicare, Social Security, pay for our military, and veteran’s benefits. 

As our country’s debt ceiling deadline looms, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently stated that the deadline could be as early as June 1, 2023.   

That’s why I introduced bipartisan legislation today to ensure that these critical programs are protected in the event the U.S. does hit the deadline before a deal is reached: 

I will not allow these critical benefits and pay to be used as a pawn in a partisan political game.  We cannot allow anything to jeopardize these benefits for Iowa’s retirees, military, and veterans. 

In Iowa alone, my bill would protect benefits for:  

  • 6,500 active duty members of our military receiving $75 Million in pay and benefits  

  • 664,000 Iowans on Medicare  

  • 668,000 Iowans on Social Security  

  • 46,000 Disabled Veterans  

  • 3,700 Surviving Spouses of Disabled Veterans 

Bottom line: as negotiations continue, I will continue to do everything in my power to protect Medicare and Social Security, servicemembers, and veterans.