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Why we care about visits to Capitol Hill (and you should too)

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.

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New Congress begins slowly, but seniors’ priorities remain on the docket

As the partial government shutdown extends into a fourth week and becomes the longest one on record, we continue to monitor the effects on benefits and services that older adults rely on.

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Aging on the Rio Grande

People living far from where the desert sun rises above the Rio Grande tend to think of the border in its most rigid terms — a concrete divide between two countries. However, living — and aging — in El Paso, TX, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Congressional Committees Preserve Aging Services Funding for 2019

Congressional appropriators have moved their FY19 bills quickly though the committee process, and there is good news for aging services programs in both bills.

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Final FY18 funding brings good news for aging services

The “omnibus” appropriations bill that the President signed on March 23 is good news for older adults and their families who rely on aging services programs. Read our summary.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: The Final Tax Reform Bill

Congress has passed a tax reform bill that merges the versions passed earlier by each chamber. The final bill includes several provisions that NCOA and other aging advocates are concerned will harm older Americans.

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How Tax Reform Proposals Would Impact America’s Older Adults

Tax reform is speeding through Congress, and the rapid pace means few people understand what’s in the latest proposals. Read our effort to provide the most reliable, factual information available about how they would affect older Americans.

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