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Sanders Sets News Conference on Social Security and Veterans Benefits


posted at 9:53 am Wed Jan 30th, 2013 by (WherezIt_Staff)

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 31 to announce a growing coalition of seniors, veterans and labor organizations against using a so-called chained Consumer Price Index to cut benefits for Social Security and disabled veterans.

Sanders will be joined by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other opponents of lowering cost-of-living adjustments by adopting the stingier way to measure inflation called a "chained" C.P.I.

Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president

Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president

Tom Tarantino, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America policy chief

Terry O'Neill, National Organization for Women (NOW) president

Peter Berns, The Arc of the United States CEO

What: Press conference on protecting Social Security and veterans benefits

When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31

Where: S-120 U.S. Capitol

Relevant Address(es):
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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