S. 192: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.
Introduced:

Jan 20, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 19, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 19, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-144

Sponsor:

Lamar Alexander

Senior Senator from Tennessee

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2016
Length: 20 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes.

Summary

S. 192 would amend and reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA), which establishes services and protections to Americans above the age of 60. The OAA funds caretaking, nutritional, and health services for older Americans; and for ombudsman programs to protect from abuse or negligence within these services.

The reauthorization passed unanimously in the Senate on July 16, 2015 and now ...

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History

Jan 20, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 28, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 16, 2015
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 21, 2016
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 7, 2016
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 19, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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