CURRENT NEWS


BPRC Leaders on FEMA's Decision to Cut Temporary Housing Help

January 19, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decided to rescind Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) housing benefits to Puerto Rican families who came to Connecticut after Hurricane Maria to almost 40 families. This decision is beyond unacceptable – it is cruel, inhumane and outrageous. We urge FEMA and the federal government to reverse this unfair decision and provide the necessary funds for these American citizens, who are in extreme need of shelter, particularly during the cold days of winter.

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Medicare Savings Program Restored

January 8, 2018

In a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives today voted to restore $54 million in funding to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). More than 113,000 seniors and disabled individuals depend on the state program to purchase their Medicare Part B benefits.

 

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Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I'd like to take a moment to wish you and your family Happy Holidays. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Bridgeport and I look forward to what we will accomplish in 2018.                 

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Cuts to Medicare Savings Program Delayed

December 11, 2017

The state Department of Social Services has announced it will delay changes to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Scheduled to implement income eligibility reductions beginning January 1st, DSS has put the plan on hold for at least two months.

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