Seniors

I believe that Congress must keep the promises made to our nation’s seniors. While many programs, like Social Security and Medicare, face problems with their long-term financial solvency, any changes to these programs must be grandfathered in so they do not affect the benefits retirees and individuals nearing retirement receive.  

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June 10, 2021 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that inflation in the month of May rose five percent, the highest amount since the summer of 2008. Additionally, CNBC reported that, "a separate gauge that excludes volatile food and energy prices increased 3.8%...That was the fastest pace since May 1992."

May 25, 2021 Press Release
“Many rural communities in Michigan lack the infrastructure necessary to provide access to broadband service, making it more difficult for students to do homework and for seniors to access telemedicine,” said Moolenaar. “This new legislation complements my efforts to expand broadband access through the BOOST Act, and it would encourage providers to build more broadband infrastructure in our rural communities.”
February 26, 2021 Page

The bipartisan BOOST Act would allow eligible rural homeowners and primary lessess to claim a refundable consumer tax credit of up to $300 after purchasing a signal booster or hotspot to improve a slow internet connection.

September 16, 2020 Press Release
"This legislation will raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and help our incredible first responders be ready for any situation in which they might encounter someone suffering from this horrible disease,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “I have always worked to help Michigan seniors and their families. I believe this legislation will increase awareness of the challenges families face with Alzheimer’s."
July 31, 2020 Press Release
"Colleges and universities in mid and northern Michigan are doing critical research and that’s why I have successfully worked to pass record funding for federal research in the fight against cancer. I hope this grant will help Ferris State make a positive contribution to the worldwide efforts against this disease,” said Congressman Moolenaar.
May 14, 2020 Press Release
"I have been working hard to support funding for our health care professionals on the frontlines of this crisis and to protect Michigan families from the health and economic threats of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Moolenaar. “In the past two months, I have supported direct payments to families, as well as billions of dollars for our small businesses, rural hospitals, states, and local governments. We should see how this funding helps our country first before pushing through another bill. The legislation proposed by Democrats this week would slow the economic recovery families need, burden small businesses, hurt jobs, and advance a liberal wishlist of ideas unrelated to the Coronavirus."
May 6, 2020 Press Release
“This funding will help take care of vulnerable people in mid and northern Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the CARES Act in March. “The crisis has increased food and shelter concerns for many people in our state and this will help address those issues with funding for local organizations who know our communities well."
April 10, 2020 Press Release
"This site will provide a way for those who do not normally file taxes or receive Social Security benefits to sign up and make sure they receive their $1,200 as quickly as possible. This is a difficult time for many Michigan residents and I know this payment will help make it a little easier for them."
March 27, 2020 Editorial
This relief package will get needed supplies to the frontlines of the public health crisis, while providing Michigan families with the help they need.
December 6, 2019 Press Release
“Residents in mid and northern Michigan sometimes have to travel long distances to meet with a doctor because there is not one in their area. It is my hope that this legislation will result in better care for patients, with more doctors living and working closer to those they care for in our rural communities where they are needed most.”

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