Deutch to Serve as Vice Chair of Task Force on Aging and Families
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) rejoined and will serve as a Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (formerly known as the Seniors Task Force). The new name emphasizes the focus on the needs of our nation’s older Americans, their families and future generations looking ahead to retirement.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Congressman Conor Lamb (D-PA) will serve as Task Force Co-Chairs for the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) will serve as Vice Chairs.
“Our seniors are the backbone of America. They have taken this country to extraordinary heights through a lifetime of hard work,” said Rep. Deutch. “Congress must be proactive in protecting the needs of older Americans and their families. That includes reducing the financial burden of health care, protecting retirement funds, and safeguarding Social Security from cuts and boosting benefits. Seniors need to know that their elected officials are willing to step up to defend their interests. I am proud to rejoin the Task Force under the leadership of Representatives Schakowsky, Matsui, and Lamb and honored to be named Vice Chair.”
On Wednesday, June 19, the Task Force held an event with stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing America's seniors and their families.
The participants of the event included: