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S. 192 (114th): Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016

About the bill

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 awaits consideration in the House.

About the Older Americans Act:

The OAA details federal grants and programs for the support of older Americans. Its latest version was authorized in 2006 and can be found on the Administration for Community Living (ACL) website. ACL is a collaboration of Department of Health and Human Services organizations devoted to the well-being of older adults and the disabled. Some of the main policies …

Sponsor and status

Lamar Alexander

Sponsor. Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2016
Length: 20 pages
Jan 20, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 19, 2016

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

Pub.L. 114-144

27 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 9 Republicans, 1 Independent)



Jan 20, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015
Ordered Reported

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Jul 16, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)

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 (back to Senate)

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.

S. 192 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 192. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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