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