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White House administration speaking on policies that affect seniors.
Legislative Director for Aging Policy Evan Carmen


Legislative Director for Aging Policy Evan Carmen of B’nai B’rith International’s Center for Senior Services (CSS) attended an event at the White House today honoring Older Americans Month.

 The Biden-Harris administration reaffirmed its support for seniors by outlining policies the White House believes will strengthen health care and retirement security.

“I want to thank the White House for hosting an event honoring Older Americans Month,” Carmen said. “Advocacy for seniors is a priority at CSS. We appreciate the administration highlighting the importance of ensuring that seniors can age with dignity.” 

 White House administration official speakers included Neera Tanden, assistant to the president and domestic policy advisor; John Laadt, senior advisor, White House Office of Public Engagement; Assistant Secretary Lisa Gomez, U.S. Department of Labor; Dora Hughes, M.D., M.P.H., acting chief medical officer and acting director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Stephen Benjamin, assistant to the president, senior advisor to the president and director of public engagement; Rhea Fernandes, special assistant to the president for gender policy; and Tom Perez, assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs.

Few contemporary issues are more critical than the aging of the population, and we applaud the White House for shining a spotlight on senior issues. Recognizing that senior citizens remain valued members of our community, B’nai B’rith plays a leading role in providing senior housing and advocating for the issues that affect older adults. We have a long-standing relationship with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to sponsor senior housing across the country. Additionally, we frequently advocate on Capitol Hill on a range of issues—including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, internet access, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and any federal programs that affect the day-to-day lives of older adults living in the U.S.