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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2453 - Older Americans Act Commodity Distribution Amendments

September 23, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House)
(Biaggi (D) New York and Kildee (D) Michigan)

The Administration opposes H.R. 2453, because it: (1) unnecessarily increases the entitlement level for reimbursements for meals served (or commodities in lieu of cash) under the Older Americans Act and (2) eliminates the statutory requirement for reducing the per meal reimbursement level when necessary to stay within the amount authorized by Congress. The number of meals served has grown more than 30% since fiscal year 1981, largely because of monetary donations for meals from the non—needy elderly. Because these donations are expected to grow in the future, the increased authorizations in H.R. 2453 are unnecessary.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2453 - Older Americans Act Commodity Distribution Amendments Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327022