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USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life

(Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule to move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life....

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House passes Dignity in Aging Act of 2019 with Keller amendment

Washington, D.C. — In a unanimous vote, the United States House of Representatives on Monday passed the bipartisan Dignity in Aging Act of 2019, which is the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. The reauthorization bill includes an amendment sponsored by Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) that would add fall-related traumatic brain injuries to the list of conditions covered under the...

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Chairman Scott Praises House Passage of Dignity in Aging Act | House Committee on Education and Labor

10.28.19 WASHINGTON – Today, the House voted unanimously to pass the Dignity in Aging Act[1], a bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA) that increases funding for vital programs that help aging Americans live independently and with dignity. The OAA currently serves roughly 11 million older Americans, including 3 million older Americans who regularly rely on OAA programs to meet their...

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: 25 Years of Death with Dignity in Oregon

Twenty-five years after Oregon voters passed the Oregon Death with Dignity Act—the first statute of its kind in the world—we are chronicling the campaign that led to its passage and its enduring legacy as a catalyst for expanding end-of-life options across the country. This is the first installment. * Geoff Sugerman had been awake for 55 hours straight. It was...

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