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Medicare is a vital health insurance program for all Americans ages 65 and older and people with disabilities. In 2010, Medicare provided health insurance to 48 million Americans.

Social Security

For more than 70 years, Social Security has provided vital retirement security for seniors. Preserving Social Security for the future is simply a matter of priorities – a matter of right and wrong.

Tax Reform

Today there is real need for tax reform. Democrats have proposed that three principles guide today’s tax reform efforts: tax reform should benefit working families; it should encourage economic growth and job creation in the United States; and it should be fiscally responsible.

China Currency

The Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2011 was introduced in February and is co-sponsored by a majority of members in the U.S. House. The measure would rein in China's currency manipulation, which costs one-million plus American jobs, according to numerous economists.

Unemployment Insurance

The unemployment insurance (UI) system is an integral part of our nation's economy. Benefits from the UI system temporary help to those who lose a job through no fault of their own. These benefits help keep a roof over their heads and food on their families' table while they are searching for a new job.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.