Older American Act Reauthorization to be Marked Up

The Older Americans Reauthorization Act, S. 1562, introduced by Bernie Sanders (VT-I) on September 30 is expected to be marked up in committee this week. While this bipartisan bill is a fairly simple reauthorization, it makes changes to National Family Caregiver Support Program to make it more available to caregivers of persons with disabilities of all ages. The definitional fix would make the program apply to caregivers of persons with disabilities between 18 and 59 years of age, who presently are excluded. The Arc supports this change and will work to secure its enactment.