The remainder of 2017 promises to be another three months of critical legislative debates in Congress for older Americans. Here’s what to look for, based on what we know today.
September was shaping up to feature divisive budget debates in Congress, but within the past week, those deliberations have been averted or at least postponed.Read
With Congress focused on health care and other issues, it’s easy to forget that they also have a deadline to fund government programs past the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. See highlights of where things stand.Read
The White House released its first full budget proposal, and it includes historic cuts—and even elimination—of programs that older adults and their families have relied on for more than 50 years. See 10 senior programs that would be impacted.Read
This week, Congress is expected to approve a final FY17 appropriations bill that will keep the government funded through Sept. 30—but with significant cuts to two critical programs for seniors.Read
It’s budget season in Washington, DC, and funding for senior programs is at stake for two time periods—the rest of fiscal year 2017 and all of fiscal year 2018.Read
The federal budget process is rarely simple and straightforward—even for policy wonks. This year promises to be even more complex—and even more important for programs serving older Americans. Find out why.Read