Family Support – Lifespan Respite Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the House

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disability Caucus, introduced the Lifespan Respite Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3913) on November 3. The bill would reauthorize the Lifespan Respite program through 2020 at an authorization level of $15 million per year (an amount well above its present $2.3 million annual appropriation). This program implements statewide systems of coordinated, community-based respite for family caregivers caring for individuals regardless of age or type of disability. Read a summary of the bill here.

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