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What the $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Means for Older Americans

The $1.1 trillion bipartisan spending bill passed by Congress funds federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year, eases the sharp budget cuts known as the sequester and ends the lingering threat of another government shutdown. It also affects a number of programs especially important to older Americans.

Here’s how, according to an AARP analysis:


President Obama was expected to sign the bill quickly; the fiscal focus now turns to the debt ceiling.

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