Archive for March 2015

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…

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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. Strengthening and protecting…

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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) Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Hearing…

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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…

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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. At a Capitol Hill photo ceremony with 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin, Rep. Brady accepted…

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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. Chairman Upton – OR Exchange…

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Florida Bill Would Protect Seniors from EPA Overreach

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association, a nonpartisan senior’s advocacy group with more than 800,000 senior supporters in Florida, called on the Florida House Energy and Utilities Subcommittee today to approve and advance House Bill 849, which has bipartisan support and is sponsored by Florida State Representative John Wood (R-41).  The bill is expected…

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60 Plus Announces Sponsorship Program with “FREDD”

Alexandria VA – Senior advocacy group, the 60 Plus Association, announces sponsorship support by FREDD “First Responder Emergency Data Download,” the life-saving medical, contact, and personal information program that is accessible by any first responder or family member on any smart-phone, computer, or smart device. American songwriting and entertainment icon Pat Boone applauds the contribution…

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Bi-Partisan Bill to Kill the Death Tax Has Strong Support from Seniors

(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors group with over 7.2 million supporters, today cheered a new bill proposed today to kill the federal death tax. Titled the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015,” the bill is sponsored by Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA).  Death tax repeal already enjoys…

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