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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 17, 2017 Senate Passes Whitehouse-Cassidy Resolution Declaring May 15-19 National Senior Corps Week
March 31, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senators Reed And Whitehouse Join New Effort To Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 27, 2017 Whitehouse Delivers Meal To Warwick Senior, Pledges Support For Meals On Wheels
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices
June 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging- "The Right Care at the Right Time: Ensuring Person - Centered Care for Individuals with Serious Illness," Opening Statement
June 23, 2016 Senators Collins, Whitehouse Hold Hearing on Care Models that Relieve Suffering, Respect Patients' Choices in the Face of Serious Illnesses
April 28, 2016 Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities
April 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of Treasury - Warning Treasury Secretary That Looming Pension Cuts Would Hurt Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the Treasury Department - On the Protection of Pension Plans of Central State Pension Plans
Dec. 1, 2015 Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissoner of the Social Security Administration - Requesting a Formal Review of the Methods Used to Calculate Annual Cost of Living Adjustments
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
July 31, 2015 Whitehouse, Langevin, & Cicilline Mark 50 Years of Medicare & Medicaid in Rhode Island
July 30, 2015 Providence Journal - Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse: Medicare, Medicaid Mark 50 Years of Success
July 22, 2015 New GAO Report Finds Serious Vulnerabilities to Waste and Fraud with Medicare Provider List
July 16, 2015 Older Americans Act
June 17, 2015 Rhode Island Wins $229,000 to Prevent Medicare & Medicaid Fraud
March 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act
March 23, 2015 Whitehouse and Langevin Fighting to Protect Social Security Disability Benefits
Feb. 25, 2015 Over 16,000 RIers Benefitted from Obamacare's Medicare "Doughnut Hole" Fix in 2014
Jan. 26, 2015 New Obama Administration Goals for Medicare Mirror Sen. Whitehouse Recommendations
Jan. 22, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Neal Introduce Retirement Savings Bill
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
Aug. 5, 2014 Congressional Delegation Announces $6.2 Million in Additional Medicare Payments for Four RI Hospitals
April 3, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Seniors Programs
March 24, 2014 Nearly 14,000 RIers Benefitted from Obamacare's Medicare "Doughnut Hole" Fix in 2013
March 5, 2014 Whitehouse Statement on President's 2015 Budget Plan Would Protect Seniors and Strengthen the RI Economy
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Jan. 16, 2014 Baucus, Harkin, Whitehouse Highlight GAO Report Showing Coverage Before Medicare Is Key to Lower Costs
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Standing Up for Social Security & Medicare
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Passage of Budget
Dec. 17, 2013 Rhode Island Seniors Continue Benefitting from Health Care Law
Dec. 16, 2013 Whitehouse Hosts Meeting with National Coalition to Highlight Rhode Island Leadership on Advanced Illness Care
Oct. 2, 2013 Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors
Sept. 27, 2013 Reed and Whitehouse Work to Avert Government Shutdown
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy - Health Care Cost Savings
July 30, 2013 Health Care
April 26, 2013 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Tom Harkin and Jerry Moran - Senators Seek Support for Seniors
April 24, 2013 Whitehouse Cosponsors Resolution Opposing Cuts to Social Security
April 10, 2013 Sen. Whitehouse: President's Budget Cuts Benefits for Seniors
March 20, 2013 Affordable Care Act Anniversary
March 13, 2013 Whitehouse Statement on Senate Democrats' Budget
March 7, 2013 Whitehouse Cosponsors Bill to Strengthen Social Security
Jan. 30, 2013 Budget Austerity
Dec. 5, 2012 Politico - Health Care Savings Without Medicare Cuts
Sept. 20, 2012 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Fraud Aimed at Seniors
Sept. 20, 2012 Senators Say Hands Off Social Security
Sept. 19, 2012 Telemarketing Fraud Modernization Act
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