Hartzler receives RetireSafe's "Standing Up for America's Seniors" award
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has been recognized for her leadership on issues involving senior citizens. She’s been presented with the “Standing Up for America’s Seniors” award by RetireSafe – a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates on behalf of America’s seniors on such issues as Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well-being. RetireSafe honors Members of Congress for their efforts on behalf of seniors.
“I care passionately about our senior citizens,” said Hartzler. “I served on the Cass County Council on Aging for over 10 years, worked with senior citizens while in college, and completed coursework for a graduate minor in Interdisciplinary Gerontology while at the University of Missouri. I know seniors depend on Medicare, which is critical to American seniors and their families. We must be unwavering in our efforts to preserve and protect this vital program for Missouri’s seniors and citizens with disabilities.”
“My colleagues in the House have joined me in passing legislation to help the most vulnerable among us,” continued Hartzler. “The policies we have passed aim to ensure that Medicare and Social Security survive and thrive for many years to come.”
While fighting to preserve Medicare, Congresswoman Hartzler also continues to fight threats to seniors’ health care. She co-sponsored a bill to repeal the Independent Payment and Advisory Board (IPAB), a panel of unelected bureaucrats deciding the fate of senior citizens under the President’s health care law and has voted over 30 times to repeal ObamaCare which cuts $700 million from Medicare’s funding to pay for other parts of the President’s health care plan.
Congresswoman Hartzler resides in Cass County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.