Tag: Seniors

Merkley Introduces Landmark Retirement Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley reintroduced the American Savings Act, landmark national retirement security legislation. The American Savings Act would give every worker who doesn’t already have access to a retirement savings plan through their employer the ability to save for retirement. The plan would give these

Bonamici, Merkley Introduce Bill to Improve Services for LGBT Older Adults

WASHINGTON, DC [11/07/17] – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation that aims to improve the Older Americans Act (OAA) by better serving LGBT older Americans and increasing access to culturally competent services and support programs.   LGBT older adults face significant barriers and disparities, including fewer

Merkley, Bonamici Stand Up for Oregon Retirement Savings Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) are leading the charge in the U.S. Capitol to stand up to new efforts that threaten the ability of states like Oregon to offer retirement savings plans to workers who don’t otherwise have access to retirement plans through

Lawmakers welcome VA clearing red tape for advanced RNs

WASHINGTON – Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) welcomed news Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs will implement one of the key proposals from the bipartisan Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act, sponsored by Merkley and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), helping to