Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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AARP: Congress Should Allow Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
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AARP Also Calls for Speed-Up of Federal Relief Funds for Rent, Mortgages and Utility Bills
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AARP Urges Governor Hochul to Sign Legislation Empowering as Many as 2.5 Million Private Sector Workers to Save Through Payroll Deduction
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Legislation Would Ensure Stronger ‘Secure Choice’ Payroll Deduction Savings Program for Private Sector Workers Who Now Lack Workplace Savings Option
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
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Consumer organizations file emergency petition seeking immediate assistance for utility customers in the ongoing COVID-19 and Low-Income Affordability proceedings; urge swift resolution of the residential arrears crisis and unaffordable rates affecting New York’s utility consumers
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AARP Launches Nationwide Campaign Urging More Support for Family Caregivers, Passage of Bipartisan Federal Credit for Caring Act
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In May, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an AARP-backed law that reinstated a moratorium on utility shutoffs and extended it until 180 days after the end of New York’s COVID-19 state of emergency or Dec. 31, whichever is earlier. It covers water, gas and electric utilities, as well as phone, cable and high-speed internet services.
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Secure Choice is a workplace retirement savings option that could help millions of working New Yorkers save for their futures on the job through portable, payroll-deduction Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The program was enacted into law as part of the 2018-19 New York State Budget and is still in the process of being implemented.
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