Weigh in Now with Lawmakers on Federal Funding for Aging Programs
As we reported in our recent Advocacy Alert, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement set the stage for Congress to reconsider and advance federal funding bills for the remainder of FY 2016.
Overall, the agreement gave lawmakers more money to divvy up among federal programs in FY16 and FY17, but it is up to Congressional appropriators to determine funding amounts for specific programs. This means that the House and Senate need to hear from you and your stakeholders about why funding increases are critical for OAA and other aging programs. Contact your Representatives and Senators today! You can use the messages in n4a's recent letter to Congress outlining funding priorities. Stay tuned also for information about a engaging your grassroots in advocacy efforts next week!