FY 2017 Lifespan Respite Care Act Letter to House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee

March 28, 2016


pdf File FY17 Lifespan Respite Approps Letter 3-24-16.pdf (186KB) [download]

31 representatives signed onto a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee requesting the inclusion of $5 million for Lifespan Respite Care Act programs in the FY 2017 Labor-HHS-Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Programs supported by the Lifespan Respite Care Act provide crucial assistance to caregivers of individuals with disabilities, as well as elderly or ill persons. The $5 million amount asked for in the letter matches the requested appropriations in President Obama's FY 2017 budget request. The bill has been signed by 29 Democrats and 2 Republicans.