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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.
Prescription Drugs
Likely voters in Virginia concerned about rising prescription drug prices, support measures to rein them in.
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AARP Virginia is encouraging Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin to participate in The People’s Debate. Response is needed by Friday to proceed with the debate,
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New research from AARP shows that nearly 8 in 10 of those caring for an adult family member (78%) are facing regular out-of-pocket costs, with the highest burden falling on younger caregivers and those who are Hispanic/Latino or African American.
Saving for Retirement
Lawmakers passed legislation to create a state-facilitated program that will make saving for retirement easy for an estimated 800,000 workers. It is set to take effect by July 2023. Eligible workers at companies with 25 or more employees can opt to have money taken out of their paychecks and directly deposited into a retirement account.
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At House Committee, AARP’s McCann Testifies in Support of Federal Protections for Workers Facing Age Discrimination
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New AARP Analysis Shows Virginia COVID Cases and Deaths Declining in Nursing Homes; Chronic Issues Remain
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Our federal advocacy volunteers serve as AARP Virginia’s volunteer representatives to their Member of Congress and assist in the implementation of projects that inform the public of AARP’s federal legislative priorities.
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The latest release of AARP's Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the crisis in these facilities continues as deaths and new infections rise in Virginia, among the highest in the nation.
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As the Virginia General Assembly heads into the home stretch of the 2021 session, AARP Virginia continues to fight for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
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