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H.R. 4334 (116th): Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020

To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2024, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Suzanne Bonamici

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Length: 33 pages
Sep 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 25, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 25, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-131

25 Cosponsors (14 Republicans, 11 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bonamici Update to Older Americans Act Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] (Sponsor) on Mar 25, 2020

Rep. Courtney Votes to Pass the Older Americans Act
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 28, 2019

Hartzler Supports Dignity in Aging Act of 2019
    — Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4, 2011-2022] on Oct 28, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4334 will add $10.9 billion in new spending through 2024.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3057: Modernization of the Older Americans Act Amendments

Introduced on Dec 16, 2019. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1671: Aging Together Act

Introduced on May 23, 2019. 88% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4833: Multigenerational Engagement Act of 2019

Introduced on Oct 23, 2019. 74% incorporated. (compare text)


Sep 16, 2019

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Sep 18, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Oct 28, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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Oct 28, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

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Mar 3, 2020
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Mar 11, 2020
House 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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 25, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4334 (116th) 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 H.R. 4334. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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