Commitment to Our Seniors

Congresswoman Finkenauer believes that Medicare and Social Security are commitments that we made to our seniors, who have paid into these programs all their lives. They should be able to count on these earned benefits and retire in dignity and with financial security. Congresswoman Finkenauer will stand up against efforts to cut Medicare and Social Security and will work with anyone to ensure that these important programs remain available to future generations.

As part of her commitment to Iowa’s seniors, Congresswoman Finkenauer is working hard to protect seniors—many of whom are on fixed incomes—from skyrocketing prescription drug prices. She firmly believes that big pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable and supports legislation to bring down costs by making it easier for consumers to access generic medications and improving transparency in the health care system. 

If you or a loved one is having issues with Medicare or Social Security, Congresswoman Finkenauer’s office may be able to help. To get in touch with a constituent advocate, fill out this form or call her office at (319) 364-2288.

More on Commitment to Our Seniors

August 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Tuesday announced a $1 million grant for the Waterloo-based Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging to establish a Senior Medicare Patrol Resource Center.  

August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced that the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging will receive a $1.35 million federal grant to fund its Waterloo-based State Health Insurance Assistance Program National Technical Assistance Center (SHIP TA Center)

The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living, will be distributed over five years, allowing the center to continue operations over that period.

March 3, 2020 In The News

INDEPENDENCE -- After "dozens" of people complained about their difficulties getting into the Independence Post Office, a congresswoman is getting involved.

U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer sent a letter to the U.S. Access Board, which deals with accessibility issues at federal buildings, on Tuesday regarding the post office in Independence, at 200 Second Ave. NE.

March 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) announced that Decorah Public Library, sponsor of the Northeast Iowa Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) program, will receive $47,500 in Senior Corps funding as part of a $599,258 grant package from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service.

March 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to the U.S. Access Board expressing her concern regarding accessibility issues at the Independence Post Office and urging the Board to assist in addressing the problem.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) voted to pass the bipartisan and bicameral Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon 417-3.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
January 3, 2019 In The News
An article about the 116th United States Congress.
January 3, 2019 Press Release
The First Session of the 116th U.S. Congress will commence on January 3rd, 2019 in Washington, DC.