LeadingAge Emphasizes Reconciliation Priorities to House Leadership

Legislation | September 21, 2021 | by Linda Couch

On September 21, LeadingAge sent a letter to House leadership as the House finalizes the Build Back Better infrastructure reconciliation bill to be brought to the House floor as soon as the week of September 27.

On September 21, LeadingAge sent a letter to House leadership as the House finalizes the Build Back Better infrastructure reconciliation bill to be brought to the House floor as soon as the week of September 27.

The letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, and Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries calls out provisions critical to older adults and aging services providers from bills passed the week of September 13 by four committees as the House works to pull together its $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package for passage.

The letter reiterates LeadingAge’s priorities from the recently completed bills from the Committees on Education and Labor, on Energy and Commerce, on Financial Services, and on Ways and Means.

“Thank you for your leadership to make historic, structural investments for older adults and aging services providers in the Build Back Better reconciliation legislation. As the pieces of the proposal have emerged from individual House committees, we would like to highlight the investments we believe to be particularly impactful to meet the critical and pressing needs facing older adults,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan says in the letter. “Older adults and aging services providers are desperate for these investments and are deeply grateful for your leadership to secure them. LeadingAge stands ready to support the funding levels reflected in the committees’ bill through enactment, which cannot come soon enough.”

Here is the letter to House leadership.

Here are the letters to chairs of the Committees on Energy and Commerce, on Financial Services, on Ways and Means, and on Education and Labor.