Standing Up for Older Americans

New Rep. Porter Report Exposes How Scam PACs Cheat Americans

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) today released a report exposing the problem of scam PACs, fraudsters who pose as legitimate campaign organizations to get donations but then pocket the money. The 13-page report also details what policy changes are needed to stop Americans from getting cheated and outlines what steps people can take to protect themselves in the meantime. Click HERE to…

Medicare Enrollment and Town Hall

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Dear Friend, During the last three months of each year, Americans can update their health insurance coverage through Medicare. This year, the annual open enrollment period began on October 15, 2023. From now until December 7, 2023, Americans who are at least 65 years old can enroll in a Medicare plan or make changes to their existing coverage.  Traditional Medicare is health…

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill Prohibiting Discrimination in Federal Jury Service

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During Disability Awareness Month, Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Disability and Age in Jury Service Nondiscrimination Act to prohibit excluding a person from federal jury service based on disability or age. Current federal law prohibits excluding a potential juror on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic…

Rep. Porter Reintroduces Bill Empowering Older Americans to Age at Home

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Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) reintroduced a bipartisan bill to remove a major obstacle to care for seniors who wish to age at home. The Homecare for Seniors Act would allow older Americans to use their own money in Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to pay for homecare services.  ‚ÄúCongress should empower seniors to live with dignity, whether they choose to age at…