Matt McCullough, Communications Director (202) 225-5235
PANAMA CITY, FL – Representative Steve Southerland, II today received the “Guardian of Seniors Rights Award” by the 60 Plus Association for his record in Congress of fighting for America’s seniors and protecting Medicare. Jim Martin, chairman of 60 Plus, was on hand at St. Andrews Towers in Panama City to present the award to Southerland.
"When I came to Washington, I pledged to fight for Florida’s seniors and protect Medicare," Southerland said. "I am proud to have kept that promise by voting to restore $716 billion in Medicare funding that was cut under the health care reform law and opposing a debt limit deal that cut nearly $150 billion more. I appreciate this prestigious recognition from 60 Plus with the understanding that there is much work remaining in addressing the challenges facing our seniors."
The 60 Plus Association is the nation’s largest conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million senior supporters.