President’s Budget Undermines Aging Programs
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Section: February Associate Newsletter

Earlier this month, the president released a budget request to Congress that would make significant cuts to discretionary and mandatory programs supporting older adults. While most OAA programs were spared cuts, a few were hit hard and a budget that rolls back vital block grant programs and Medicaid and other safety net programs would have serious consequences for older adults and caregivers.

The budget is not a binding document, but it does kick off the FY 2021 appropriations season when your advocacy will be needed to help encourage policymakers to increase funding for aging programs. Get the details.
Continued advocacy is also needed around the OAA reauthorization bill. Local advocates have an important opportunity to weigh in with their Senators and Representatives at home and urge them to swiftly pass OAA, now that Congress has returned from a week-long recess.
Want to make sure you are in the know about recent legislation and activities in Congress? Join your aging and health advocacy peers in Washington for n4a's Aging Policy Briefing and Capitol Hill Day, March 17-18, where you will get the latest information straight from the source. Check out the agenda and register today!