Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to Join Six Other Bipartisan U.S. Senators in Speaking at the Home Care & Hospice Community March on Washington
March 30, 2016 09:49 AM
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will address the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) Senate Breakfast at the 2016 March on Washington Conference on the morning of Tuesday, April 5. With the addition of Sen. Blumenthal, attendees will now hear remarks regarding home care and hospice policy from a total of seven bipartisan U.S. Senators. Sen. Blumenthal, like the others, holds important committee assignments and is a strong supporter of home care and hospice. As the Ranking Democratic Member on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Sen. Blumenthal has made it one of his top priorities to fight for veterans and their families and improve veterans’ health care. He also serves on the Special Committee on Aging where he has demonstrated his commitment to addressing the needs of aging Americans. He previously introduced the Elder Abuse and Prevention Act to put in place a network of elder abuse prevention and response measures; many of its provisions have been incorporated into the Older Americans Act.
“I am honored to serve on the Senate Special Committee on Aging that is uniquely tasked with issues that affect our seniors,” Sen. Blumenthal said in describing his commitment to seniors’ on his U.S. Senate website. “I am committed to protecting the benefits our seniors have earned, like Social Security and Medicare."
The other six Senators include: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), who chairs the Special Committee on Aging; Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid; Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of Senate Finance Committee; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Special Committee on Aging; Senator Al Franken (D-MN), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, with jurisdiction over all federal spending including the Department of Health and Human Service, as well as a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (see previous NAHC Report articles hereand here). All of the Senators are long-standing home care and hospice champions.
NAHC’s March on Washington Conference is taking place April 3 – 5 in Washington, D.C. For more information or to register for the March on Washington Conference, click here.