House appropriators are acting quickly to move FY21 funding bills through the committee process and floor debate. They aim to have all twelve pieces of legislation approved by the end of July. While COVID-19 relief legislation is taking up the country’s attention, these funding bills also have high stakes. We have advice for advocates who want to make sure older adults are supported.
On Sept. 18, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) through 2024 and incorporates a number of improvements proposed by NCOA and its aging network partners. There’s a long way to go, but this is a big win for us.Read
Learn why visits to your members of Congress on Capitol Hill are an important part of visiting Washington, DC, and giving voice to the older adults you serve.Read
In two weeks, Congress is in recess and back in their home districts. Make plans now to personally connect with them about the seniors in their state.Read
Washington will host a new Administration and a new Congress early next year. While much is still uncertain, here are some things we can expect in the near future.Read