US Senate Passes Older American Act!

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The United States Senate approved to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (S. 192)! The Senate’s approval and forwarding of OAA reauthorization is an incredible validation for seniors, advocates,and advocacy groups like LAAAC who have made OAA reauthorization one of their top policy priorities.
LAAAC commends the Senate for recognizing the importance and impact that the Older Americans Act has on the lives of seniors throughout the nation!

Here are excerpts from some briefs and news articles who have announced this great achievement for the OAA:

White House Conference on Aging

Statement from Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee on Senate passage of Older Americans Act Reauthorization

Statement from Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee on Senate passage of Older Americans Act Reauthorization

We applaud the Senate for passing the Older Americans Act and advancing it one major step toward reauthorization. This critical legislation, which was signed into law 50 years ago this week, provides high-quality, individualized services that improve the health, safety, and well-being of nearly 12 million older adults and one million family caregivers. It is key to enabling older adults to live their lives with dignity and respect in the homes and communities they choose.

National Council on Aging

Older Americans Act Bill Passes Senate with Key NCOA Priorities

Today, the U.S. Senate took a much-needed step to support older adults by passing without opposition S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015, which funds critical services that keep our nation’s seniors healthy and independent. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) commends the Senate action and encourages the U.S. House of Representatives to work swiftly to pass similar legislation.

“This very welcome move by the Senate caps off a week of important discussions about what it means to age in America, including the July 13 White House Conference on Aging and the Older Americans Act’s 50th anniversary on July 14,” said Howard Bedlin, NCOA Vice President for Policy and Advocacy. “For 50 years, OAA services have helped older adults age with dignity. Today’s vote shows Americans of all ages that Democrats and Republicans in Congress can work together on important senior issues to strengthen and modernize the programs they rely on.” 

n4a – National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Senate Passes Older Americans Act Reauthorization! Lawmakers Unanimously Approve the Bipartisan Bill

n4a is pleased to announce that today—just days after the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act and the 2015 White House Conference on Aging—Senators unanimously approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (S. 192)! The bill passed under a procedure reserved for non-controversial legislation, so neither a roll-call nor voice vote was required. As long as no Senators raised an objection to S. 192 coming to the floor in this manner by a certain time, the bill passed automatically.

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