An essential part of the American Dream is being able to have a stable and comfortable retirement. I believe that should be within reach for every Alabamian.

That is why I am a co-chair of the Expand Social Security Caucus, a group of Democrats who have committed to protecting and expanding Social Security benefits. Social Security is a promise to our nation’s workforce that no one gets left behind, and millions of Americans rely on Social Security to better support themselves in retirement.

I also use my position on the Ways and Means Committee to protect Medicare benefits for our seniors and to look for ways to secure private retirement savings for those that have invested a lifetime working toward financial security.