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Policy and Advocacy
posted 06.11.2015
The White House Conference on Aging has been scheduled for July 13, 2015. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to fully participate in the conference. Plans are in place to live stream the conference and WHCOA staff are asking interested organizations to consider hosting watch parties, inviting... Read More
posted 03.05.2015
This week, ASA joined SAGE, Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center), the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging in filing an amicus brief (PDF) with the Supreme Court for Oberfefell v. Hodges. This... Read More
posted 02.26.2015
The White House Conference on Aging is continuing a series of regional forums to engage with older Americans, their families, caregivers, leaders in the aging field, and others on the key issues affecting older Americans. The forums are designed to help provide input and ideas for the 2015 White... Read More
posted 10.15.2014
White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) Executive Director Nora Super has announced the launch of the WHCOA website, where you’re encouraged to visit to get updates on conference activities and to stay involved with conference planning. Ms. Super also has a blog on the site. Read More
posted 07.01.2014
On June 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin as Commissioner of Social Security. President Obama said, “I am grateful for Carolyn’s past service in various roles at the Social Security Administration, and I am confident that she will... Read More
posted 10.30.2013
The U.S. Senate HELP Committee voted today to approve the OAA reauthorization bill after defeating the Burr amendment by a margin of 14-7—the amendment would have eliminated the “hold harmless” provisions in the Act, which were introduced in the Act’s 2006 Reauthorization.... Read More
posted 10.30.2013
Yesterday, ASA joined other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) in signing on to a Chair's letter supporting reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. The letter was sent to Senators Harkin (D-IA), Alexander (R-TN), Sanders (I-VT), and Burr (R-NC), respectively the... Read More
posted 10.11.2013
ASA today supported a Chair's Letter from the Leadership Council of Aging Organiztions, a coalition of 69 national aging organizations, to Congressional leadership. The letter (PDF) urges Congress to quickly resolve the current impasse by approving both a continuing resolution and debt-ceiling... Read More
posted 09.25.2013
The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee of the U.S. Senate will be marking up the 2013 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act on October 2. A new draft of the legislation can be downloaded here. Have an opinion about the legislation, or the impact of the OAA? We hope you... Read More
posted 09.12.2013
ASA has endorsed the House version of the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention act introduced to the House today by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D.-Pa.). The announcement from Rep. Cartwright’s office is available here. Last year, ASA similarly endorsed the Senate version of the bill, offered by... Read More

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