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NCOA Statement on the New Bipartisan Caucus on Family Caregiving

NCOA supports the work of a new bipartisan caucus on family caregiving.

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What's inside the President’s 2016 budget request

The President’s annual budget request once again presents a mixed bag for seniors. It is unlikely to receive support from a Republican Congress, but the Administration’s preferences will be important when a final fiscal year 2016budget is crafted at year’s end.

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Senate Moves Swiftly on OAA Reauthorization in Anniversary Year

The newly introduced Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015 builds upon bipartisan legislation from 2013. NCOA has endorsed the bill and is urging the committee to send it to the full Senate for consideration.

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NCOA Applauds HELP Committee Action on Older Americans Act Reauthorization

The NCOA commends the Senate HELP Committee on its quick markup of S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015.

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Public Policy Priorities

See the issues we're fighting for in the 114th Congress, including the budget, Older Americans Act, and long-term services and supports.