Legislative Updates: 113th Congress
Rep. Deutch Cosponsors the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
Congressman Ted Deutch has signed on as an original cosponsor of the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act (H.R. 3090). This legislation will strengthen local and state programs to better protect seniors from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and increase resources available to seniors to report and respond to these abuses.
Florida’s 21st district is home to many seniors and retirees, who deserve the utmost respect and access to the resources they need. The Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act will ensure that seniors are not only protected against financial, psychological, and physical abuse, but that they are given the means to achieve justice, through the establishment of the Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation and the continuation of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council.
Congressman Deutch considers the health and financial security of his constituents to be one of his key priorities in the House of Representatives. Therefore, Congressman Deutch has introduced the Senior Fraud Prevention Act (H.R. 1953), a bipartisan bill that will provide much needed protection to seniors from fraud schemes through consumer education and by establishing an effective complaint with the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
To read more about H.R. 3090, click here.