Budget Agreement Sets Stage for Fall Funding Bills
Last week the Senate sent a bipartisan agreement lifting federal budget caps for FY 2020 and 2021 to President Trump for his signature. The measure, which also suspends the debt ceiling through summer 2021, will prevent significant cuts to discretionary spending, including OAA and other aging programs.
Now the House and Senate must agree on individual spending bills before the current fiscal year ends next month. Aging advocates will need to get loud this summer to ensure that lawmakers understand how important it is to increase funding for aging programs. More details about the budget agreement are available in n4a's recent Legislative Update, and stay tuned to n4a's Advocacy Alerts and Appropriations Campaign Page for additional advocacy resources and messaging to use with your elected officials and grassroots.