H.R.4334: Dignity in Aging Act of 2019

Overview

The Dignity in Aging Act of 2019 would extend all expiring programs and services in the Older Americans Act (OAA) through FY2024. This would include an immediate 7 percent increase in funding for OAA programs for FY2020 and a 6 percent increase in funding for each subsequent year. The bill would also expand funding to Native American tribal organizations, in the form of grants to carry out in-home and community support services for seniors, by $500,000 annually. Additionally, H.R. 4334 would reauthorize the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, which requires the development of a national strategy to approve and support family caregivers, as well as creating a new advisory council to study and evaluate solutions for social isolation among seniors.

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Talking Points

  • The Older Americans Act has been a critical building block in improving the well-being of millions of older Americans across the country.
  • By reauthorizing and strengthening the OAA, H.R. 4334 will allow senior citizens to remain active members of their communities by providing essential nutrition, health, and economic security services.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

High

Bill Number

H.R.4334

Date Introduced

September 16, 2019

Committee

House Education and Labor Committee

Bill Status

Passed Original Chamber