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Congressional Republicans Approve Budget Blueprint

For the first time in six years, Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a budget resolution that sets up a blueprint for annual appropriations and expedited procedures for budget cuts for the upcoming year. What does it mean for programs that serve older adults?

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Congress Returns to Tackle Federal Budget

Congress returns from recess this week to start negotiating a final budget package, with the goal of completing work by April 15.

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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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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.