H.R. 3708

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The Older Americans Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965, originated in the House of Representatives on January 27, 1965, when John E. Fogarty (D-RI) introduced H.R. 3708. Fogarty’s bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor and reported to the House on March 9. It passed the House on March 31 on a 395 to 1 roll call vote. H.R. 3708 established an Administration on Aging (AoA) in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) that was directed by a Commissioner on Aging appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. AoA was a clearinghouse, coordinator and provider of grants to state agencies and public and nonprofit agencies serving the elderly.

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United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk. "H.R. 3708." H.R. 3708, March 9, 1965; “HR 3013-HR 3788” folder, Box 5; Office of the Clerk; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.. Accessed 18 August 2022. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/exhibits/show/legislation/item/167.

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H.R. 3708

Subject

Older Americans Act

Description

The Older Americans Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965, originated in the House of Representatives on January 27, 1965, when John E. Fogarty (D-RI) introduced H.R. 3708. Fogarty’s bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor and reported to the House on March 9. It passed the House on March 31 on a 395 to 1 roll call vote. H.R. 3708 established an Administration on Aging (AoA) in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) that was directed by a Commissioner on Aging appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. AoA was a clearinghouse, coordinator and provider of grants to state agencies and public and nonprofit agencies serving the elderly.

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United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk

Source

H.R. 3708, March 9, 1965; “HR 3013-HR 3788” folder, Box 5; Office of the Clerk; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

*1965-03-09

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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