Legislative Updates

As well as being found on this page, n4a Legislative Updates are distributed via email to all current n4a members. Legislative Updates are published as needed and represent the wide array of policy issues monitored by n4a staff.

Current Appropriations Chart (PDF)

October 1, 2020
Progress on Emergency Relief and Stop- Gap Funding Bills

August 4, 2020
House Passes “Regular” FY 2021 Funding Bills

July 29, 2020
Senate Republicans Counter House HEROES Bill with “Skinny” COVID Response

July 9, 2020
House Appropriators Kick Off “Regular” FY 2021 Funding Discussions

May 14, 2020
House Democrats Unveil New Coronavirus Relief Package

April 13, 2020
n4a Sends Priorities for Next Coronavirus Relief Package to Congress

March 26, 2020
Senate Sends $2.2 Trillion Bill to House

March 11, 2020
House Approves Older Americans Act Reauthorization!​

March 3, 2020
Senate Unanimously Approves Older Americans Act Reauthorization!

February 20, 2020
New Analysis of OAA Reauthorization Bill as Congress Nears the Finish Line!

February 11, 2020
n4a’s Analysis of the President’s F
Y 2021 Budget Proposal

January 29, 2020
Lawmakers Announce Deal on Older Americans Act Reauthorization

December 17, 2019

Congress Releases FY 2020 Funding Compromise Modest Increases for Many Aging Programs

December 16, 2019
Senate Introduces Bipartisan OAA Reauthorization

September 27, 2019
Congress Approves Six-Week Funding Bill

September 19, 2019
Senate Appropriators Recommend Status Quo for Aging Programs​

September 18, 2019
House Committee Approves OAA Bill

September 16, 2019
House Committee Poised to Advance OAA Reauthorization

July 24, 2019
Two-Year Budget Deal Poised Approval

June 18, 2019
n4a Responds to Senate Draft OAA Reauthorization Bill

June 6, 2019
Senate HELP Committee Releases Draft OAA Bill

May 9, 2019
House Passes Major Increases for Aging Programs

May 8, 2019
Important Updates on OAA Reauthorization

March 11, 2019
n4a’s Analysis of the President’s FY 2020 Budget Preview

January 18, 2019
Implications For Older Adults as Partial Federal Shutdown Drags On

September 17, 2018
Congress Announces Funding Compromise for Aging Programs

August 24, 2018
Senate Approves Bill Funding Aging Programs

July 30, 2018
Annual Conference Edition- Aging Program Funding, Money follows the Person Reauthorization Slated for Fall

July 11, 2018
House and Senate Largely Level-Fund Aging Programs

May 11, 2018
Vote Expected Next Week on First Package of Spending Cuts 

March 22, 2018

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Substantial Increases for Aging Programs

February 21, 2018
n4a's  Analysis of the President's FY 2019 Budget

February 13, 2018
n4a's Initial Analysis of the President's FY 2019 Budget 

February 7, 2018
Two-Year Budget Deal Poised for Senate Passage 

January 22, 2018
Congress Passes 4th CR to End Shutdown

January 22, 2018
Update on Federal Shutdown 

January 20, 2018
Federal Government Shutdown Begins 

January 17,2018
No Budget Deal in Sight 

January 11, 2018
Budget Deal Remains Elusive 

December 21, 2017
Congress Punts on Budget Again 

December 8, 2017
Congress Gives Itself Two Weeks More on FY 2018 Budget

November 22, 2017
Taxes and Aging: What's the Connection? 

October 27, 2017
Congress Passes Budget Online  

September 27, 2017
Senate Halts Health Care Bill Threats to Medicaid Still Remain; Advocates Must Turn to Spending Debates  

September 15, 2017
House Approves $14.2 Million Increase for OAA Title III B Supportive Services 

September 5, 2017
Lawmakers Return to DC to a Packed Fall Agenda

July 20,2017

House Spending Panel Approves FY 2018 Funding for Aging Programs 

July 19, 2017
Health Care Reform Update  

July 14, 2017
Congress Releases Spending and Health Care Changes 

June 22, 2017
Senate Unveils Health Care Reform Bill 

June 14, 2017
Senate Moving on Health Care Reform

May 25, 2017
Non-Partisan Analysis of AHCA Released 

May 23, 2017
n4a's Analysis of the President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal 

May 19, 2017
Breaking Policy News Expected Next Week

May 1, 2017
Congress Agrees to Final FY 2017 Funding

April 28,2017
Short Term CR Passes Both Chambers

April 26, 2017
Returning Lawmakers Face Appropriations Deadline, AHCA Rumors; n4a Member To Testify Before Senate Committee

April 3, 2017
Legislative Recap and Forecast: Special Aging Policy Briefing Edition

March 28, 2017
White House Proposes Cuts to Current-Year Spending—SHIPs Targeted this Time

March 16, 2017
n4a's Analysis of the President's FY 2018 Budget Blueprint (available publicly)

March 10, 2017
House Committees Advance Major Health Care Changes

February 28, 2017
Major Changes Proposed for Health Care and Aging Programs

January 18, 2017
n4a Releases Analysis of ACA Repeal's Effects on Older Adults and the Aging Network

January 3, 2017
115th Congress Begins Session with Packed Agenda

December 13, 2016
Congress Punts Decisions on FY 2017 Funding to Late April

September 30, 2016
Congress Speeds Short-Term Funding Bill to Passage

September 26, 2016
Congress Expected to Pass Temporary Funding Bill This Week

July 14, 2016
House Committee Approves FY 2017 Labor-HHS Spending Plan

June 13, 2016
Senate Releases FY 2017 Labor-HHS Spending Plan Details!

April 7, 2016
Senate Finalizes Older Americans Act Reauthorization!

March 21, 2016
House Passes Older Americans Act Reauthorization!

February 11, 2016
n4a's Analysis of the President's FY 2017 Budget Proposal

February 9, 2016
President's FY 2017 Budget Released

December 18, 2015
House and Senate Pass Final FY 2016 Funding Bill

December 16, 2015
House and Senate Release Final FY 2016 Funding Bill

December 10, 2015
Congress Struggles to Meet Appropriations Deadline

October 28, 2015
Congress and White House Announce Possible Two-Year Budget Deal

September 30, 2015
CR Advances in Senate, Heads to House; Shutdown Likely Averted

September 24, 2015
Congress Closer to Short-Term Federal Funding Plan

September 17, 2015
Path to FY 2016 Federal Funding Bill Unclear

July 16, 2015
Senate Passes Older Americans Act Reauthorization!

July 13, 2015
Federal Policy Update: Special Annual Conference Edition

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