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Seniors Cheer Death Tax Repeal Vote in House

239 – YEA, 179 – NAY

Jim Martin: “America owes a debt of gratitude for all the Members who stood strong against all the false rhetoric to support complete and total repeal of the death tax.”

 (Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest right-leaning seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters today cheered the House passage of Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-TX) Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, H.R. 1105, which passed by more than 60 votes on a bi-partisan roll call of 239 in support with 179 opposed. It was the first vote on the repeal of the death tax in 10 years, which last occurred in April of 2005.

April 17, 2015 | Read more…

Obama Climate Change Report Causes Seniors, Poorer Americans to Sweat Over Their Health

Jim Martin: “The President is ignoring an inconvenient truth: coal saves lives!”

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest right-leaning seniors organization representing more than 7.2 million older Americans, today issued a response to President Obama’s draft Climate and Health Assessment report, which is being used to rally public support for his unpopular Climate Change agenda.

April 9, 2015 | Read more…

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin Speaks at Death Tax Press Conference

April 3, 2015 | Read more…

Statement from the 60 Plus Association on EPA Secretary McCarthy Acknowledging Feds Can’t Withhold Highway Funds

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest right-leaning seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters today issued a statement through Chairman Jim Martin regarding EPA Secretary Gina McCarthy’s statement that the federal government does not have the authority to withhold federal highway funds from states that do not cooperate with her agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulation:

March 31, 2015 | Read more…

60 Plus Statement on the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

Senior citizens may be late to the digital party, but they are using new communications technologies such as smart phones and broadband Internet like never before. They have come to rely on this new technology to stay informed, keep in touch, and access the things they care about and need the most.

March 27, 2015 | Read more…

Senate Budget Proposal Protects America’s Seniors and Restores Opportunity for Future Generations

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors group with over 7.2 million supporters, today issued a statement in support of the budget proposal of Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), issued with the backing of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) which will balance the budget in 10 years, avoids tax hikes, protects current federal obligations and responsibilities, while setting the stage for full Death Tax repeal and the mechanism to replace Obamacare with a healthcare reform alternative.

March 26, 2015 | Read more…

Death Tax Repeal Long Overdue

It’s way past time this “temporary” tax was permanently gone!

Statement from Jim Martin, Chairman, the 60 Plus Association

Given on the occasion of the introduction of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2105, sponsored by U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX)

March 26, 2015 | Read more…

Seniors Group Stands Behind Dumping the Doc Fix

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors group with over 7.2 million supporters, today endorsed bi-partisan congressional legislation introduced this week to reform and strengthen Medicare by eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and accompanying “doc fix”. The SGR has triggered deep cuts to physician reimbursements since its enactment nearly 20 years ago, with 17 congressional doc fixes reinstating much of the funding. This proposed reform would end the SGR and restructure Medicare payments, thus ending the need for the doc fix.

March 24, 2015 | Read more…

Kevin Brady Earns Benjamin Franklin Award

Vows repeal of “Death Tax”

Alexandria, VA – Representative Brady has been recognized with a national senior citizen’s award for promising to vote for repeal of the “death tax,” last imposed in 1916 to help finance World War I.

March 20, 2015 | Read more…

60 Plus Calls For Investigation Into Cover Oregon Debacle

On behalf of 7.2 million senior supporters across the country, 60 Plus sent letters to Rep. Chaffetz, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Fred Upton, and Sen. Hatch calling on their Committees to investigate the scandal involving Cover Oregon and former Governor John Kitzhaber. Copies of the letters can be found below.

March 17, 2015 | Read more…

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