Skip to content
February 20th, 2024
Rep. Grijalva to Join Arizona Seniors to Demand Republicans Stop Working to Slash Social Security and Cut Taxes for Billionaires

TUCSON, Ariz — Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21, at 9:45 a.m. at the Tucson Social Security Administration Office, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) will join Arizona seniors in Tucson in calling on Arizona’s congressional Republicans to stop threatening to gut Social Security and cut taxes for billionaires.

All Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation voted to make it easier for billionaires to cheat on their taxes and have pushed to cut taxes for big corporations. Earlier this year, Rep. Ciscomani and his Republican colleagues on the Appropriations Committee released a budget that would dramatically cut funding for the Social Security Administration. Meanwhile, Trump’s tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy are set to expire next year – and Republicans are intent on renewing them.

“Social Security is a lifeline for seniors and Americans with disabilities,” said Rep. Grijalva. “Instead of working to expand Social Security so that everyone in the United States can retire with dignity and respect, Republicans want to cut a benefit that Americans have paid into their entire lifetime. We will continue to fight for Social Security and the workers who have earned these benefits.”


  • Representative Raúl Grijalva (AZ-07)
  • Frank Thompson, Vietnam Veteran
  • Carol Brown, Arizona Resident
  • Andrea Moreno, Executive Director, Honest Arizona

WHAT: Press conference with Social Security advocates and local seniors concerned about Republicans’ efforts to cut taxes for billionaires, which will force cuts to Social Security.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 9:45 a.m. MST

WHERE: Social Security Administration Office, 201 N Bonita Ave Suite 265, Tucson, AZ 85745

RSVP: Media should RSVP to Ruben Reyes at or (520) 940 7752


This event comes shortly before President Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress on March 7, in which he is expected to call for increasing taxes on billionaires and protecting Social Security from Republican attacks. The local events will highlight Republican Reps. Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06), David Schweikert (AZ-01), Eli Crane (AZ-02), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and Paul Gosar (AZ-09)’s support for Donald Trump’s tax cuts for billionaires and their support for cutting Social Security – which Trump proposed all four years while he was president with support from Republicans in Congress

In his 2023 State of the Union address, President Biden successfully cajoled Republicans into applauding for a pledge to not cut Social Security and Medicare. However, just months later, Republicans put forward a budget that would cut Social Security benefits. They still refuse to consider increasing taxes on billionaires and large corporations to address the national debt. Recently, House Republican Speaker Mike Johnson also proposed a “debt commission” to attack Social Security benefits and raise the retirement age.

Back To News