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As part of a LeadingAge Homecoming Week celebration, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) visited with residents of The Marvin Senior Congregate Housing to discuss various topics that impact seniors.
Himes offered an update on pressing issues and current legislation, including:
"In times of difficulty, I think it's particularly important to have a robust dialogue with my constituents, especially seniors because there is so much demagoguing happening over Social Security and Medicare," Himes said. "The reform of Social Security and Medicare is the most important issue in the American fiscal environment."
Himes then addressed a variety of questions from the attendees.
Congressman Himes is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Prior to becoming a congressman, Rep. Himes ran the New York City branch of The Enterprise Community Partners and was involved in financing the development of affordable housing units.
Mary Windt, executive director of The Marvin, contributed to this article.