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 wil be of assistance to you. The US House of Representatives calendar for the 115th Congress can be found here. The US Senate Schedule for 2018 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.
In the left picture below, ID/DD Committee Chair, Holly Jarek meets with Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts.