Text: H.Con.Res.276 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.