Chief among these issues is what the congressman calls an attack on Medicare and Social Security, and he said he planned to fight back for more than just the residents of his district. “Being a representative from a congressional district with many older Americans, it’s important for me to be advancing the needs of older adults across this congressional district, and these issues don’t just apply across NY-22,” Brindisi said. “They apply all over the country.” At the Johnson City Senior Center, Brindisi was joined by local leaders to announce the details of this Gray New Deal. Labeling it as a bipartisan effort to help america’s seniors, Brindisi said it was high time to tackle initiatives aimed at helping the elderly. Titled the Gray New Deal, Congressman Brindisi says these bills would focus on improving quality of life for seniors. The representative said this is a five pronged approach: Limiting prescription drug costs, protecting social security, fighting against age discrimination, empowering family care givers and cracking down on robocalls. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi was in Johnson City Monday to announce a new series of federal healthcare related legislation. Brindisi said programs such as Medicare and Social Security are not so called entitlement programs, but earned ones, and said fighting to keep them that way is one of his top priorities.