WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Special Committee on Aging, and founder of the Senate Comprehensive Care Caucus, released the following statement commemorating National Family Caregivers Month.
“November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize, celebrate, and support the many individuals who provide care to their family members,” said Senator Rosen. “I know firsthand the joys and the difficulties that family caregivers face, having served in that role to help both my parents and my in-laws through the aging process. I carry the memories from my own experiences, and the stories of constituents caring for their own families. I pledge to continue working to support and empower those who have made the choice to care for their family members.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen is a co-sponsor of the Credit for Caring Act of 2019 (S.1443), bipartisan legislation which would provide family caregivers with a tax credit to help offset the cost of providing long-term care.
In July, Senator Rosen launched the bipartisan Comprehensive Care Caucus, with co-chairs Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The purpose of the Comprehensive Care Caucus is to raise the public’s awareness and promote the availability and benefits of palliative care, while also finding bipartisan solutions to expand access to palliative care services, improve coordinated care, and address issues impacting caregivers.