Family Support – RAISE Act passes Senate Committee

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committeeunanimously passed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1719) on November 18.  The Arc supports this bipartisan legislation to implement the bipartisan recommendation of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care which requires the development of a national strategy to support family caregivers.  The bill would create an advisory body to bring together relevant federal agencies and others from the private and public sectors to advise and make recommendations.  The advisory body would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers.  Advocates are encouraged to thank their Senators who serve on this committee.

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