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Older Americans Act Reauthorization
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OLDER AMERICANS ACT REAUTHORIZATION

WHEREAS, the Older Americans Act is the major vehicle for the delivery of social and nutrition services for millions of older Americans; and

WHEREAS, Congress has failed to consider one of the most important issues facing older Americans, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, since the Act expired in September 1995; and

WHEREAS, for the last four years funding has been continued by the appropriations process; and

WHEREAS, although funding continues for the Older Americans Act, aging organizations are concerned that the delay in enacting reauthorization legislation could jeopardize programs for the elderly,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports efforts to give older Americans a level of support and security; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages Congress to enact legislation that will assist elderly citizens in having a fulfilled retirement by supporting their need to live independently in their own communities and homes and ensuring that those who live in institutions are treated with dignity and care; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors calls upon Congress and the Administration to reauthorize the Older Americans Act.

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