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Capitol Correspondence - 01.28.19

President Signs 3-Month MFP Renewal for Which ANCOR Advocated

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Renewing the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program has been an ANCOR priority issue because of its importance in moving people with disabilities into the community, and out of state-run institutions. The White House announcement copied below, sharing that the President has signed the three-month renewal bill Congress passed last week, shows how effective the advocacy of ANCOR, its members, and our disability partners is. Congratulations, advocates!

Because this is a short-term renewal, ANCOR will be continuing legislative discussions for a longer-term renewal. We will keep members informed of opportunities for further action.

“Office of the Press Secretary

January 24, 2019


On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the President signed into law:
H.R. 259, the ‘Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019,’ which extends certain Medicaid authorities and modifies Medicaid funding provisions; and
H.R. 430, the ‘TANF Extension Act of 2019,’ which extends Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Child Care Entitlements, and other Department of Health and Human Services grant programs.”