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Boswell Offers Amendment to Protect Seniors

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Uploaded on Feb 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today submitted an amendment to H.R. 3582, a bill that requires the Congressional Budget Office to prepare a macroeconomic impact analysis on major legislation.

Boswell's amendment, offered as a Motion to Recommit, would require the CBO to prepare for each bill or resolution reported by any committee of either Chamber an impact analysis of the budgetary effects major legislation would have on Medicare benefits, Beneficiaries and the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

"To date, we have seen nothing from the Republican Party that would encourage job growth, stabilize the American family, or help seniors pay for their medicine. Instead, the policies we have seen attempt to take from hard working American's the assistance they have been promised, and that they have paid into their entire working careers," Boswell said.

"Seniors have a right to know when their benefits are being cut, or when the Social Security Trust Funds are being drained. They should not have to fear each day what this chamber's leadership is going to do to their benefits. American seniors have a right to know," continued Boswell.

"That is why I am offering this amendment today. To ensure that Iowa's 450,000+ seniors know when legislation could tamper with their hard-earned benefits."

More info: http://boswell.house.gov/press-releas...

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