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Senior Issues

Congressman Matt Cartwright believes that seniors are the foundation of our communities. Ensuring their financial security and health is one of his top priorities in Congress.

Social Security

Since first being elected to Congress, Congressman Cartwright has steadfastly opposed all efforts to cut Social Security. He understands that Social Security is a promise made to American seniors who have worked hard all their lives, and will always fight to increase Social Security benefits, safeguard the purchasing power of those benefits, improve service delivery, and fix policies that unfairly deprive Americans of the benefits they have earned. To ensure that Social Security is available for future generations, he will continue to support efforts to stabilize Social Security and maintain its solvency by requiring all Americans to pay their fair share into the program.


For more than 50 years, Medicare has been crucial for seniors’ health and financial stability. Congressman Cartwright recognizes this and has consistently opposed efforts to privatize Medicare or slash program funding. He believes that seniors have the right to age with dignity, and supports proposals to lower Medicare drug prices and expand hearing, vision, and dental benefits.