SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is standing with seniors and senior advocates like AARP to oppose Washington politicians’ dangerous cuts to senior Meals on Wheels, which would affect the more than 115,000 elderly residents who depend on the program.
“This proposal by extreme Washington politicians to cut assistance to our most needy seniors is shortsighted and wrong,” Moylan said. “I stand in opposition to any efforts to take away support from seniors who are already struggling to afford the rising costs of medicine.”
Moylan is sponsoring House Resolution 274, which states the Illinois House of Representatives’ opposition to efforts by Washington insiders to cut Meals on Wheels, the Congregate Meals Program, and community block grants which provide funding for senior meal programs.
Moylan recently voted to defend Meals on Wheels by voting to pass a lifeline budget that would commit special funds currently sitting unused to sustain Meals on Wheels and prevent local seniors from being denied critical care.
“I continue to urge Governor Rauner to return to the negotiating table and work with the General Assembly on passing a fair and responsible budget that meets the needs of our most vulnerable residents,” Moylan said. “I am ready to work with both sides to help improve our state and end this budget crisis.”
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