August 22, 2023

Amid Republican talk of cuts, top Democrat visits Brighton to talk about retirement programs

With talk of budget cuts swirling in Washington, the U.S. House’s top Democrat swung through Brighton with a Colorado congresswoman to meet with seniors worried about the future of programs for the aged.  The backdrop was a Republican proposal for budget cuts that aims to rein in “excessive” federal spending and “unsustainable debt” by reducing or reviewing some Medicare and Social Security benefits.

“These important programs are part of the fabric of American society,” Jeffries said. “These are not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue, it’s an American issue and we should be able to find common ground with the entirety of the political spectrum.”

Brighton Standard Blade