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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published December 19, 2012

Edwards, Ellison, Schakowsky, DeFazio, Lee and Others to Condemn Use of Chained CPI in Deficit Deal



Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Thursday, December 20, 2012, Representatives Donna F. Edwards (MD-04), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Barbara Lee (CA-09) and others will hold a press conference to condemn the use of the Chained CPI in any deficit reduction deal. The Chained CPI represents an immediate benefits cut for seniors, children, veterans, and the disabled. Members of Congress will be joined by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and other groups.
 
What:
 
Press Conference to condemn use of Chained CPI in Deficit Deal
 
Who:
 
Representative Donna F. Edwards
Representative Keith Ellison
Representative Jan Schakowsky
Representative Peter DeFazio
Representative Barbara Lee
Other Members of Congress
Dan Adcock, Director of Government Relations and Policy, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
 
When:
 
Thursday, December 20, 2012
12:45pm

Location:
 
House Triangle
 
*Last week, Representative Edwards led 59 of her colleagues in a letter urging House and Senate leadership not to link Social Security to the Chained CPI.
 
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