Washington, DC – On Friday March 4th, the Senate Appropriations Committee released their version of a year-long Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund federal programs from March 18th through September 30th. An initial review shows it to be a far better version than the House passed CR, H.R. 1. It would provide $100 million more for the Older Americans Act and $300 million more for the Title V, Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The Senate bill also would restore a $300 million reduction in the Community Services Block Grant and the bill also provides more funding for food safety.