Instead of Wrapping Gifts, Lawmakers Are Wrapping Up Legislative Term
Members of Congress won't be heading home for the holidays for at least another week or two as they work through year-end efforts to avoid a partial government shutdown and address a few other legislative priorities. Lawmakers will have until December 21 to come up with a long-term funding plan for seven federal agencies, including the Departments of Housing and Transportation. Fortunately long-term funding for Older Americans Act and other aging programs was adopted in the fall.
In addition to hashing out year-end priorities, new and returning elected officials are busy preparing for the beginning of the 116th Congress on January 3. More information about what we expect a new Congress to tackle in the new year was discussed during n4a's recent members-only webinar. What can you do in the meantime? Aging advocates should start reaching out to new and returning members of Congress—and we hope you will start making plans to visit them in DC at the n4a Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day, March 5-6, 2019.