Older Adults Act Amendments To Be Heard Today: Take Action

Two OAA amendments are among more than 200 up for consideration by the full House starting this afternoon and into the evening,so it is time to let your U.S. Representatives know how you feel.

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) have an amendment to boost OAA Title III B Supportive Services funding by adding $14.2 million to the current bill’s level of $350 million.

Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) propose to boost OAA Title III B, C and E programs, nearly up to their authorized level, for a total increase of $51 million.

But if their colleagues in the House don’t sufficiently support these amendments, our efforts fail, so please call your representatives today.
What You Can Do:

  • Call Your Representative(s) NOW.
    • Use the Capitol Switchboard to connect (202.224.3121) or look up their direct line via their webpage, which you can find at www.house.gov.
    • When you call, identify yourself as a constituent and, if you’re able, briefly mention the role your agency plays in the congressional district.
    • Ask the Member of Congress to support the McSally-Stefanik Amendment #100 and the Bonamici-Loebsack Amendment #133 on the House floor.
    • Close with a line or two about why OAA is so important to the older adults and caregivers you serve and why this additional funding is so needed.
  • Quickly Spread the Word. Ask your staff, allies, partners and other stakeholders to also make calls to their Representatives.

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