I wanted to make sure you saw my op-ed in the La Crosse Tribune over the weekend, where I highlight my commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare.
As I say in the op-ed, I will have no part in a debt ceiling negotiation that includes cuts to Social Security or Medicare. Fortunately, my colleagues on both sides of the aisle agree that Social Security and Medicare are not on the table. Senior citizens built this nation, and I will do everything to make sure that they have the benefits they earned. End of story.
I look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver a budget that cuts spending, lowers costs, and protects the benefits to which our retirees are entitled. I also commit to working with my colleagues to strengthen these programs and ensure they continue to provide the programs that our seniors rely on.
Read the op-ed here.