Four members of Congress have joined to form the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus.
A caucus is a club for lawmakers. Organizers of the ACT Caucus say their caucus will work to “bring greater attention to family caregiving and helping people live independently, educate Congress on these issues and engage members on a bipartisan basis to help lead to solutions with the support of AARP and other national organizations.”
The caucus co-chairs in the Senate are Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
The co-chairs in the House are Reps. Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M.
AARP produced a video promoting the caucus, and it released survey results supporting the idea that government efforts to help family caregivers have bipartisan support.