Statement of Senator Elizabeth Dole on Senate Passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act
“I applaud the Senate’s passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, and the bipartisan leadership of U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). They have been steadfast champions of America’s 40 million family caregivers, of which I am one, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their tireless work.
The unanimous Senate vote sends a clear and strong signal that supporting caregivers is an urgent national priority, especially as we experience the effects of an aging population, better understand the unique needs of our wounded warriors, and recognize the drastic personal, financial, and health challenges of caregiving. Today’s vote signals that help is on the way, and that the work caregivers do day in and day out for their loved ones is critically important.
Now it’s time for the House of Representatives to act, and I call on them to pass this legislation before the end of the year.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is proud to have joined with more than 60 national organizations in supporting this important legislation, and we will continue our efforts to ensure this legislation becomes the law of the land.”