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    EWA Praises Senate Passage of RAISE Family Caregivers Act

    Washington, DC – The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) applauds passage by the United States Senate of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. The bill, officially known as the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028), requires the development of a national strategy that would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers. The bi-partisan legislation was introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). 

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