Eliot has opposed cuts to Social Security and fought Republican attempts to privatize Social Security. He knows that the problems facing the Social Security system can be resolved without altering the fundamental nature of the program.
Engel has written legislation to guarantee an annual minimum cost of living Social Security increase, and to base the annual increase on a Consumer Price Index that reflects the reality of costs to seniors. He is fighting Republican efforts to end Medicare.
His record has earned him a 100% rating from the Alliance for Retired Americans.