About the bill
Approximately 43.5 million Americans are unpaid caregivers, usually for an elderly family member or a child. The estimated monetary value of those services is about $470 billion and rising, as the share of adults age 65 and older is expected to increase (from 15 percent of the U.S. population to 24 percent by 2060). At the same time, the share expected to live in nursing homes or similar facilities is expected to decline — meaning a rise in unpaid family caregivers.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016
Length: 9 pages
Mar 17, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 17, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Mar 17, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 25, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1255.
S. 2721 (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.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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