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Jan 25, 2023
AARP CEO Statement on Protecting Social Security and Medicare

WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement on the importance of protecting Social Security and Medicare:

“Leaders in both parties – President Biden, former President Trump, Speaker McCarthy, Majority Leader Schumer, and Leader Jeffries – agree with AARP that Social Security and Medicare must not be cut as part of any debt deal. AARP will fight any cuts to the Social Security and Medicare benefits workers and retirees have paid into and earned. It is outrageous to suggest cutting Social Security and Medicare in the debt debate.”

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About AARP
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

For further information: Colby Nelson,, 202-706-8416