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Keith Ellison's Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 5, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. House - District 5
Date Title
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairman Todd Rokita, Chair of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, Ranking Member Robert "Bobby" C. Scott, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Marica L. Fudge, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education - WIC Reauthorization
May 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Support for New CMS Medicare Part B Demonstration Project
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need
March 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Save Senior Programs
Feb. 9, 2016 Crowley, Ellison Introduce Legislation to Make myRA Retirement Savings Program Permanent
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Healthcare, Education, and Housing
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Seniors
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services - LIHEAP Heating Assistance
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Decision Denying Cost of Living Adjustment to Seniors
July 13, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand Social Security
July 7, 2015 Paulsen, Franken Lead MN Congressional Delegation in Urging Federal Agency to Protect Mental Health Funding for MN Children
July 1, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health Services
June 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives - Trade Adjustment Assistance Funding
March 27, 2015 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa Delauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Funding of Heating Assistance Program
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
March 20, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Sustained Growth Rate Fix
Jan. 26, 2015 Letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency - Funding the Housing Trust Fund
Jan. 13, 2015 Opposing the Republican Agenda
Jan. 13, 2015 Opposing the Republican Agenda
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Increased Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage Plans
Dec. 11, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on National Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Poverty
June 25, 2014 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Elect - Path Forward on Unemployment Insurance
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
June 10, 2014 Rep. Ellison: Missed Opportunities on Transportation and Housing
June 10, 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
May 7, 2014 Stop the Games
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
April 2, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Economy
March 14, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva: Don't Shift Costs to Seniors
Feb. 20, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva: Time to Move Beyond Chained-CPI
Feb. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget
Jan. 29, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Passing of Farm Bill
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Seniors
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Dec. 12, 2013 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Do No Cut Food Stamps
Oct. 2, 2013 Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors
Aug. 13, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - SNAP Funding
July 11, 2013 Ellison, Grijalva: Republicans Increasing Hunger In America
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 14, 2013 Over Two Dozen Members of Congress Protest SNAP Cuts, Live on Food Budget of $4.50/day
June 13, 2013 The Realities of the Food Stamp Program
April 11, 2013 Congressional Progressive Caucus
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