Policy Positions

Welcome to the Policy page for LeadingAge national.

Part of being the trusted voice for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement, and make this country a better place to grow old. LeadingAge's advocacy team regularly meets with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

Take a look at our current top policy positions below and keep track of our weekly activities in the Breaking Advocacy News section, find out the latest Regulatory Information and make your voice heard by one of many Grassroots activities.

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  1. Hill Action on Spending, OAA, Medical Expense Deduction and Housing Credit

    Congress is abuzz with activity. This week, the House will consider a package of spending bills, including its fiscal year 2020 (FY20) HHS appropriations bill. Next week, the week of June 17, the House will consider its FY20 

  2. Senate Unveils a Draft Older American’s Act Reauthorization Bill

    The Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization process is moving along quickly. Last week, the Senate Health, Education and Labor (HELP) Committee released a bipartisan discussion draft to reauthorize the OAA. The draft bill includes several of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations ...

  3. House Considers Labor-HHS Fiscal 2020 Spending Bill

    On June 12, the House will begin floor consideration of a “minibus” of several fiscal 2020 appropriations bills including the one for the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services (HHS). The Labor/HHS measure covers Older Americans ...

  4. Largest New 202 Funding Since 2010

    Housing programs for older adults benefited from a $5.9 billion increase, over the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, in the fiscal year 2020 bill the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD, and Related Agencies approved on May 23.  The overall Section 202 account, under the Subcommittee bill, would ...

  5. Housing Credit Bills Bring Expansion and Improvements

    The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2019 bills are sponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell (DWA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Todd Young (R-IN), and Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Kenny Marchant (R-TX), Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN). Similar, but not identical, ...