Congressman Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) made stops at the Lawrenceville and Buford Senior Centers this week where he held hour-long listening sessions for attendees. He visited Lawrenceville on Thursday, August 11, and Buford on Friday, August 12.
At each event Woodall opened up the floor for questions, the majority of which revolved around the future of Medicare and Social Security benefits.
"With all of the scare tactics and misinformation coming out of Washington, D.C., directed towards seniors, I believe it is my responsibility to seek seniors out and address their fears and concerns," Woodall said.
He continued, "Both sides of the aisle are committed to preserving Medicare and Social Security benefits for America's seniors, and I want that to be clear to the Seventh District's seniors: they will continue receiving the Medicare and Social Security benefits that they have spent their entire lives paying for. They deserve these benefits because they were promised these benefits years ago and this Congress will ensure that they will not lose them."
"That said, while preserving benefits for today's seniors, Congress must absolutely renegotiate the promises made to future generations like mine. I cannot expect to receive the same benefits that my parents and grandparents received. America simply can't afford it."
Between 50 and 70 seniors attended the listening sessions at both the Lawrenceville and Buford Senior Centers.
"Seniors in the Seventh District are deeply concerned and want to know that the America they worked to build for their children will be there for future generations. I am proud to have supported the House budget plan, The Path to Prosperity, which not only preserves commitments made to today's seniors, but will make sure these programs are still available for future beneficiaries as well," Woodall said.
Woodall continued, "This is a critical time for America. Having these listening sessions plays a vital role in making sure the voices of the Seventh District are heard in Washington, D.C. I am always listening and look forward even more visits throughout the month of August."