U.S. Congressional Calendars
As you are planning your visits with members of Congress and their staff in Washington,
D.C., or in your district, the Congressional calendars will be of
assistance to you. The U.S. House of Representatives calendar for the
116th Congress can be found here. The U.S. Senate schedule for 2019 can be found here.
2018 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grassroots Advocacy
Holly Jarek, AHCA's
ID/DD Committee Chair, encourages AHCA's ID/DD providers to participate in our
grassroots advocacy efforts in 2018. AHCA would like to help you get
facility tours and in-district meetings set up over future recess days. Please provide your name, facility address, and email address and we will craft
the invite and send it to you to send to the Congressional office. The four brief steps for a successful facility tour visit can be found here. Please feel free to contact Matthew Smyth and Dana Halvorson who can help you with all of the logistics.
ID/DD Providers Meet on Capitol Hill
During an AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing, ID/DD providers had the chance to meet with their members of Congress and voice their views on a number of important issues, including Medicaid funding and the Medicaid provider assessment rate, impacting the ID/DD community.
ID/DD Committee members, Matthew Steinorth and Craig Cornett (pictured
from left to right), meet with Congresswoman Julia Brownley (middle) of
AHCA/NCAL Advocacy App
you haven’t already heard about it, then we wanted to alert you to a
great app that allows you to keep abreast of AHCA advocacy
efforts. Among other things, it provides important talking points,
issue briefs and features that allow you to take action. It will be
useful not only to you, but serves as a great way for providers to weigh
in. You can get the app by downloading from the AppStore or on Google Play.