Friday, January 15, 2010

Cosponsors for Meek Bill, H.R. 3790, Is at Least 124 and Growing

During last week’s “Meek Week,” the American Association for Homecare mobilized visits and contacts in congressional districts to build support for the Meek bill, H.R. 3790, that would stop the “competitive” bidding program. H.R. 3790 received six new cosponsors, pushing the official count to 124. Thanks to all who contacted their members of Congress!

New cosigners for H.R. 3790 as of today include:

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas)
Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wisc.)
Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-W.Va.)
Rep. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.)

Remember, the work of Meek Week is not over. A number of legislators have given verbal commitments but are not yet listed. If you received a commitment to support the bill from your Representative, please share the information with Alex Bennewith ( at AAHomecare so we can follow up. If you had a meeting with your member of Congress or staff, please follow up with a thank you and press the lawmaker to commit to supporting the bill. Also, please fill out a meeting feedback form, which will help AAHomecare’s lobbyists follow up with the member and with Meek’s staff who collect information about cosigners.

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