Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Pascrell Recieves 100% Rating from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Oct 2, 2002
Press Release

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J., 8th) announced recently that he has received a 100% rating by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for his votes during the 107th Congress.  The group recently released its annual Congressional Scorecard, which examined Members' support for protecting and strengthening the two programs.

 "I am deeply commitment to strengthening, modernizing, and protecting Social Security and Medicare, and I am pleased that the Committee recognized that commitment" stated Pascrell.  "As our country faces a host of critical issues, both at home and abroad, we must ensure that these vital programs are there for today's - and tomorrow's - beneficiaries."

"Its time for Congress to act.  We must modernize Medicare by passing a comprehensive prescription drug benefit plan for all seniors.  Further, we must ensure that Social Security has the dollars it needs to meet its obligations. These can't be just slogans. They must be priorities for the Congress and the Administration."

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was founded in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive and secure retirement.

With millions of members and supporters across America, it is the nation's second-largest grassroots citizens' organization devoted to the retirement future for all citizens - from the "twenty-something" generation and baby-boomers to the nation's thirty-four million seniors.