[Nfbnet-members-list] Legislative Alert - 10/3/2019

Pare, John JPare at nfb.org
Thu Oct 3 14:49:54 UTC 2019

Dear Federation Family:

This email summarizes the results of our three-week Congressional blitz. Both chambers of Congress will be in recess until Tuesday, October 15. I wanted to thank you again for all of the calls and emails. We cannot stress enough how much your efforts really do make a difference. To date, the status of our current legislation is as follows:

Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA)
House - H.R. 2086 - 32 cosponsors
Senate - S. 815 - 14 cosponsors

Transformation to Competitive Employment Act
House - H.R. 873 - 52 cosponsors
Senate - S. 260 - 7 cosponsors

Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act
House - H.R. 3929 - 4 cosponsors

These cosponsor counts are quite impressive, but there is still much work to do. Once Congress comes back in session on October 15, they will effectively be there until the last week of November. We need to make another strong showing of support for our legislation to garner as many cosponsors as possible heading into the end of this year and the beginning of 2020. Washington Seminar is right around the corner, and it would be tremendous if we could have a solid cosponsor base by then in order to show how effective we truly are.

Thank you again for all of your hard work, and I look forward to hearing about the positive results of your efforts.

Warm regards,

John G. Paré Jr.
Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2218 | Jpare at nfb.org<mailto:Jpare at nfb.org>

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