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Policy and Advocacy
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
posted 09.10.2013
ASA is one of more than 325 national, state and local organizations to have signed on to a recent letter (PDF) to the Congressional Tri-Caucus (comprising the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus), applauding their... Read More
posted 07.26.2013
Former FoNIA Chair Mary Jo Hoeksema at the Population Association of America is sharing a “Dear Colleague” letter which was circulated in the House of Representatives on July 24 by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.). The congresswoman is asking members of the House to sign... Read More
posted 06.27.2013
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance, a national coaltion of 28 organizations including ASA, has released an issue brief (PDF) to address the activity of the Congressional Commission on Long Term Care. ASA supports the EWA’s efforts to advocate for a national strategy to address long‐term care... Read More
posted 06.05.2013
ASA has joined with other members of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance to support the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (H.R. 1252/S.602; PDFs). The legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Shimkus and DeGette and in the Senate by Senators Tester and Wicker. An... Read More
posted 06.05.2013
ASA has joined numerous other national aging organizations within the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) to to support the legislation introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to reauthorize and improve upon the landmark Older Americans Act, initially passed in 1965 as one of the... Read More
posted 05.16.2013
Robin Barr, Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Extramural Activities, has just launched a research blog on the NIA website; visitors can sign up to get new posts. The blog will feature weekly posts on topics of interest to the research community in aging; future posts... Read More

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