Seniors for Sherrod

Seniors for Sherrod

Sherrod Brown: A Senator Ohio Seniors Can Count On

Senator Sherrod Brown believes that after decades of hard work, every American should be able to retire with dignity. In Congress, Sherrod has consistently fought to protect Social Security and Medicare, and has worked across the aisle to find ways to bring retirement costs down. As the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy, Sherrod is in a unique position to shape policies that affect seniors. Ohio seniors can count on Sherrod Brown to do what’s best for them and their families.

Senator Brown Protects Social Security

Time and time again, Social Security has been attacked by Republicans who have tried to raise the retirement age and privatize the program. These misguided efforts would enrich Wall Street by risking Americans’ savings in the stock market. Sherrod’s position on these attacks is simple: no way. He has consistently voted and spoken out against any attempt to undermine Social Security benefits and deny Americans their hard-earned retirement safeguards.

Senator Brown Champions Affordable Healthcare

Sherrod believe seniors should have access to quality, affordable healthcare. He has worked throughout his career to protect and expand Medicare, helping beat back multiple assaults on this essential program and advocating to lower the eligibility age to 55. With the cost of prescription drugs on the rise, Sherrod has championed proposals to allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices and increase competition through generic alternatives. He is also fighting to pass legislation that would establish free preventative cancer and osteoporosis screenings under Medicare.

Reaching across the aisle, Sherrod has worked with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to introduce legislation to extend a critical healthcare tax deduction for seniors. Failure to pass this bill would result in higher taxes for Ohio seniors with considerable medical expenses.

Senator Brown Keeps Promises, Fights for Retirement Security

During the tax debate, Sherrod promised “a hell of a fight” if Republicans moved forward with their plans to penalize workers with certain retirement savings accounts. Republicans relented, and Sherrod protected millions of Americans from new taxes on the money they put away for retirement.

Sherrod has also introduced a bold plan to stabilize pension funds, whose beneficiaries, through no fault of their own, often face a gap between what they were promised and what they actually receive in retirement. Sherrod will not allow mismanagement by corporate executives and Wall Street fund managers to upend workers’ retirement plans, and he’s committed to making sure a promise made is a promise kept.

Senator Brown Supports Strong Consumer Protections For Seniors

Sherrod knows scammers and criminals specifically target seniors. That’s why he strongly supported the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) fight against all shady and illegal financial practices. No one is more dedicated to protecting seniors from financial predators than Senator Sherrod Brown.