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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Keeping Our Promises to Seniors

Retirement security is a pillar of the American dream. Our seniors have worked hard and deserve to live their golden years in dignity. Now is not the time to turn our backs on them by cutting Social Security and Medicare. I know this, and Congress should too, which is why I will always stand up for the seniors in the 8th congressional district of Illinois and throughout our country by protecting these vital programs.

As your Congressman, I will fight to protect Social Security from privatization attempts and look for ways to extend the solvency of the fund.  In addition, access to quality affordable medical care is critical to our nation's health. Medicare was established in 1965 to help elderly Americans receive medical care without exhausting their hard-earned life savings. Now is not the time to shrink from our commitment to those who need this program the most, but rather to strengthen and make sure Medicare exists for the generations yet to come.

Our seniors' best days are ahead of them, not behind them. Let's not renege on our commitment to protect them.

More on Keeping Our Promises to Seniors

January 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan deal to reopen the federal government after a month-long shutdown:

January 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was named Chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy. The announcement will give Krishnamoorthi jurisdiction over important pocketbook issues such as education, workforce development, income inequality, health care, consumer protection and data privacy through his role as chairman of the subcommittee.

April 24, 2017 Press Release

VILLA PARK, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi hosted a town hall meeting Saturday at Villa Park’s Willowbrook High School, welcoming his constituents and answering their questions. Over the course of the ninety-minute meeting, Rep.

March 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress continues to battle over the disastrous Republican American Health Care Act, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi presided over a bipartisan hearing on lowering prescription drug prices as the leading Democrat on the House Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on health care.

February 27, 2017 Press Release
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi held his first town hall meeting on February 24 at Roosevelt University's Schaumburg campus, answering questions on a vast array of topics, including the Affordable Care Act, career and technical education policies, immigration, advances in nuclear fusion, school vouchers, raising the minimum wage, the Trump Administration's ties to the Kremlin, and the repeal of the Johnson amendment that bars churches and other tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political activity.
January 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced today his selection as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules. From his powerful new position, Krishnamoorthi will guide a range of issues while defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.