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act nowDear Advocate,

This week, the House and Senate will vote on their FY 2014 federal budget blueprints, or resolutions.

The differences are stark—and the choice for protecting seniors, vulnerable Americans, and middle-class families is clear.

The Senate Budget Resolution by Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) provides a responsible, balanced deficit reduction package that protects programs for older adults that we care about, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act (OAA), and SNAP (Food Stamps).
In contrast, the House Budget Resolution by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) balances the budget on the backs of seniors and vulnerable Americans, with drastic cuts in safety net programs like Medicaid, the OAA, and SNAP, along with extreme, unnecessary Medicare changes that would shift more costs onto seniors unable to afford them.

Tell your Senators to pass the Murray plan!

Send an email today—then forward this alert to all of your friends and colleagues.

Thanks for advocating for our seniors!

Howard Bedlin
Vice President
Public Policy & Advocacy


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The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, visit