Supporting Older Americans

For generations, Americans have been promised that their hard work will be rewarded in life’s later years; that decades of paying into the system will guarantee a secure and stable retirement with access to Social Security and Medicare.

Now, as our population ages and millions of Americans are looking to these benefits for support, we must act to ensure we do not go back on our promise. That is why I fight everyday in Congress to strengthen safety-net programs, protect pensions, and secure the benefits older Americans are owed.

In my first term in Congress, I was proud that my bill to allow Americans to age comfortably from their own home was passed as part of the Dignity in Aging Act. But we have so much more work to do--and I will continue to advocate for older Americans so they can age with the peace of mind and dignity they deserve.

H.R. 860 Social Security 2100 Act

To increase benefits and ensure Social Security is financially stable through the year 2100 and beyond.

H.R. 4620 More Help for Seniors Act

To raise income limits for eligibility under Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Programs, ensuring seniors can afford the life-saving medication they rely on.

H.R. 3107 Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act

To streamline the Medicare Advantage Program, protect patients from needless delays, and bring transparency to health insurance plans that prey on older Americans.

H.R. 3 Lower Drug Costs Now Act

To lower the costs of life-saving medicine, create competition in the healthcare marketplace, and protect patients out-of-pocket costs.

H.R. 1230 Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

To restore protections outlined in the Age Discrimination Employment Act and allow employees to easily voice concerns when they fall victim to age discrimination at work.

H.R. 2928 DELIVER Act

To reduce the barriers that some organizations, such as Meals On Wheels, face when expanding services to individuals.

H.R. 3375 Stop Bad Robocalls Act

To empower the FCC to address robocalls and protect vulnerable individuals from being preyed upon.

Note: The outlined legislation above was introduced during the 116th Congress.

More on Supporting Older Americans

June 23, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to end age discrimination in the workplace and restore essential protections for older Americans. Congressman Morelle is a co-sponsor of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and led the debate on the House floor in favor of this legislation.

May 6, 2021 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the release of over $163 million in funding for critical programs supporting older Americans in New York State as part of the American Rescue Plan, which he helped pass.                                                                          

April 20, 2021 Press Release

April 20, 2021 (Washington, DC)—Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the passage of critical legislation aimed at protecting older Americans from scams and other fraudulent tactics.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

April 13, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that New Yorkers can now receive additional financial assistance through programs included in the American Rescue Plan. Recently passed into law, this package includes several measures to aid in economic recovery for individuals and families across our community.

April 6, 2021 Press Release

April 6, 2021 (Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle reintroduced and reiterated the need for comprehensive legislation to help low-income individuals and families more easily access the benefits and social services they rely on. The HOPE Act, which Rep.