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Bonamici: Renew federal aid to programs for older people

February 23, 2019
In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, newly empowered with leadership of a House subcommittee, says she wants to press forward with the renewal of federal spending authority for programs that help older people.

The latest three-year extension of the Older Americans Act, a law first passed in 1965, is due to expire this fall.

Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton, now leads a new panel of the House Education and Labor Committee that is starting work on the renewal, among its duties of overseeing civil rights and human services.

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