The House rejected, by a vote of 95 to 297, an amendment to cut proposed spending levels in a variety of programs for the elderly. The amendment was offered to the Older Americans ActAmendments (HR 1451), a bill later sent to the Senate, which mainly authorizes state- and locally run programs to feed, teach, train, care for and otherwise assist senior citizens.
It sought to lower the bill's fiscal 1988 price tag from $1.33 billion to $1.22 billion, with the largest cut, of $69.6 million, aimed at federal grants to state and local agencies that help the elderly.
Members voting yes supported the cut.
How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Dixon (D) x Rep. Levine (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x
Home Care for the Aged
The House adopted 274-115 an amendment to HR 1451 (above) to spend a total of $2 million in fiscal 1988 and 1989 on demonstration projects in at least six states to find better ways ofsafeguarding the rights of the aged receiving medical care at home.