Chair Rodgers: Republicans will Protect Medicare and Social Security

Mar 07, 2024
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s comments on protecting Medicare and Social Security at his State of the Union Address:

“President Biden and Congressional Democrats have weakened our safety nets through their radical spending agenda, which has driven up Medicare premiums and forced seniors to spend more in out-of-pocket costs.

“Republicans have led on the bipartisan Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which will save seniors and the Medicare program billions of dollars. Rather than play politics, President Biden should join the effort and work with Republicans to strengthen and preserve Medicare and Social Security without cutting benefits to seniors.”