Ruppersberger Receives 100% Rating from The Alliance for Retired Americans

(Washington, DC) – The Alliance for Retired Americans gave Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) a 100% rating for his voting record in the United States House of Representatives.

Congressman Ruppersberger, a long time supporter of retired Americans, voted in favor of several key pieces of legislation important to older Marylanders. The Congressman:

  • Opposed $196 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid (H. Con. Res. 141).
  • Supported legislation to prevent home foreclosures by providing $300 billion in government loan guarantees for home refinancing (H.R. 3221).
  • Voted for the Medicare Improvement Bill that expands access to Medicare for low-income seniors, adds preventive health care and mental health services, and prohibits cuts to physician reimbursement rates (H.R. 6331).
  • Backed legislation to protect seniors from elder abuse by training prosecutors and law enforcement officers how to better protect older Americans (H.R. 5352).
  • Supported legislation adding $5.1 billion to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and $477.2 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program (H.R. 2638).

“Maryland seniors have raised their families and paid their taxes. They deserve to live their golden years happy and healthy. It was an honor to support these important pieces of legislation to help America’s seniors in these tough times,” said Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).

Congressman Ruppersberger opposes privatizing Social Security and believes seniors deserve a guaranteed, dependable monthly benefit protected from the uncertainty of the stock market. The Congressman supports expanding tax credits for IRA’s or 401K’s or layering personal investment accounts on top of the existing Social Security system. Congressman Ruppersberger is working to eliminate the Medicare Part D coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole,” allow the government to negotiate for lower drug prices for seniors, provide incentives to expand the health care workforce to meet the demand of baby boomers, and address the nursing and primary physician shortage.

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a non-partisan organization that advocates for older Americans on the local, state, and federal level.