H.Con.Res.276 - Expressing the sense of the Congress in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2] (Introduced 03/01/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/04/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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HCON 276 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 276 Expressing the sense of the Congress in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 1, 1990 Mr. DOWNEY (for himself, Mr. ROYBAL, Mr. RINALDO, Mr. HUGHES, Mr. TAUKE, Mrs. LLOYD, Mr. COURTER, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. CROCKETT, Mr. SCHUETTE, Mr. VOLKMER, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. JAMES, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. CLARKE, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. PALLONE, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. FORD of Tennessee, Mrs. UNSOELD, Mr. BORSKI, Mr. PORTER, Mr. STAGGERS, Mrs. BYRON, Mr. GORDON, Ms. SLAUGHTER of New York, Mr. RICHARDSON, Mr. SYNAR, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. ERDREICH, Mrs. SAIKI, Mr. SHUMWAY, Mr. SPENCE, and Mr. DUNCAN) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965. Whereas 1990 marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Older Americans Act of 1965; Whereas during the past 25 years, implementation of the Act has contributed to the economic well-being, and has improved the quality of life, for millions of older Americans; Whereas one of the key elements contributing to the successful implementation of the Act has been the establishment of the aging network composed of State and local agencies on aging, congregate and home-delivered nutrition providers, and many other community service providers; Whereas the Administration on Aging, created by the Act, has been empowered to act as an effective advocate for the concerns and needs of older individuals; Whereas many elderly citizens and those who serve their needs have benefited greatly from research, training, and education provided through programs under the Act; Whereas services under the Act have provided important part-time community service employment opportunities for low income older individuals, many of whom work to provide services to older individuals; Whereas some of the programs under the Act were designed to address the special needs of older Native Americans; Whereas some of the programs under the Act were created to address the specific concerns of those in the greatest social and economic need, particularly minorities; Whereas many services under the Act, including the long-term care ombudsman and legal services providers, have acted as powerful advocates for elderly persons; Whereas the Act has periodically been amended by Congress in recognition of the changing needs of the rapidly aging society; Whereas the Act has inspired and brought together thousands of dedicated professionals and volunteers; Whereas the Act serves as a model for the development of community-based services including those that provide alternatives to institutionalization of older individuals; and Whereas the Act serves as the foundation for an effective human service policy for millions of Americans as we enter the next century: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that-- (1) the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Older Americans Act of 1965 and the successful implementation of such Act should be recognized; (2) the many and varied contributions at all levels of the aging network should be acknowledged and commended; and (3) support for the Older Americans Act of 1965, and its primary goal of providing services to maintain the dignity and promote the independence of older individuals in the United States, should be reaffirmed.