[Nfbmo] FW: Legislative Alert- Urgent Action Needed Related to Modernization of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 26 18:56:57 UTC 2010

I know you have already seen this from David's forward, but please note that
Clay and Luetkemeyer both serve on this Committee. We need to call.
Thanks for your hard work on this.


From: Hartle, Jesse [mailto:JHartle at nfb.org] 
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 2:37 PM
Subject: Legislative Alert- Urgent Action Needed Related to Modernization of
the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act

Fellow Federationists:


            Shortly before the August recess began, the new
Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act of 2010 (H.R. 5983) was introduced in the
House of Representatives.  This bill has been referred to the House
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  


            I am asking that you review the list of Committee members below
and, if your member of Congress appears on this list, please contact their
office next week and let them know that the National Federation of the Blind
(NFB) is opposed to the current draft of this legislation.  


            As you know, the NFB has passed resolutions concerning the
practice of paying less than minimum wage to disabled employees in sheltered
workshop settings.  The introduced bill was written without meaningful
representation from the disability community, and does nothing to guarantee
that blind employees in the JWOD program receive the minimum wage.  We must
let members of the Committee know that, if a bill is to be drafted that will
impact the lives of blind people, we must be a stakeholder in these
discussions; and if this legislation is to be passed, it must include
provisions to ensure that the minimum wage will be paid to individuals
working in the JWOD program.  


            Below I have included contact information for each member of the
Committee.  You may be connected with any of these offices by calling the
Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121.  Thank you all for your attention to
this important matter.  Please contact me with any questions.  


Jesse M. Hartle

Government Programs Specialist


Telephone:  (410) 659-9314, extension 2233

E-mail: jhartle at nfb.org



House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


Bilbray, Brian P. (R-CA, 50th)

Staffer:  Gary Kline

Office Phone:  (202) 225-0508


Burton, Dan (R-IN, 5th)

Staffer:  Mary Okeeffe

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2276


Cao, Joseph (R-LA, 2nd)

Staffer:  Cassie Alsfeld

Office Phone:  (202) 225-6636


Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT, 3rd)

Staffer:  Mike Jerman

Office Phone:  (202) 225-7751


Chu, Judy (D-CA, 32nd)

Staffer:  Amelia Wang

Office Phone:  225-5464


Clay, William Lacy (D-MO, 1st)

Staffer:  Marvin Steele

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2406


Connolly, Gerald E. (D-VA, 11th)

Staffer:  Zack Fields

Office Phone:  (202) 225-1492


Cooper, Jim (D-TN, 5th)

Staffer:  Sam Reed

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4311


Cuellar, Henry (D-TX, 28th)

Staffer:  Shelly Amieva

Office Phone:  (202) 225-1640


Cummings, Elijah E. (D-MD, 7th)

Staffer:  Blair Hedgepeth

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4741


Davis, Danny K. (D-IL, 7th)

Staffer:  Yul Edwards

Office Phone:  (202) 225-5006


Driehaus, Steve (D-OH, 1st)

Staffer:  Aaron Wasserman

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2216


Duncan, John J. Jr. (R-TN, 2nd)

Staffer:  Scott Fischer

Office Phone:  (202) 225-5435


Flake, Jeff (R-AZ, 6th)

Staffer:  Sarah Krug

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2635


Fortenberry, Jeff (R-NE, 1st)

Staffer:  Alan Feyerherm

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4806


Foster, Bill (D-IL, 14th)

Staffer:  Matt Ploszek

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2976


Hodes, Paul W. (D-NH, 2nd)

Staffer:  Sarah Levin

Office Phone:  (202) 225-5206


Issa, Darrell (R-CA, 49) (Ranking Member)

Staffer:  Ashley Callen

Office Phone:  225-3906


Jordan, James D. (R-OH, 4th)

Staffer:  Wesley Goodman

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2676


Kanjorski, Paul E. (D-PA, 11th)

Staffer:  John Latini

Office Phone:  (202) 225-6511


Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH, 9th)

Staffer:  Nathan Facey

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4146


Kennedy, Patrick (D-RI, 1st)

Staffer:  Daniel Murphy

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4911


Kucinich, Dennis (D-OH, 1st)

Staffer:  Diala Jadallah

Office Phone:  225-5871


Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO, 9th)

Staffer:  Dan Burgess

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2956


Lynch, Stephen F. (D-MA, 9th)

Staffer:  Bruce Fernandez

Office Phone:  (202) 225-8273


Maloney, Carolyn B. (D-NY, 14th)

Staffer:  Orly Isaacson

Office Phone:  (202) 225-7944


McHenry, Patrick (R-NC, 10th)

Staffer:  Alexis Rudakewych

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2576


Mica, John L. (R-FL, 7th)

Staffer:  Casey Brinck

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4035


Murphy, Chris (D-CT, 5th)

Staffer:  Jesse Young

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4476


Norton, Eleanor Holmes (D-DC, Delegate)

Staffer:  Robert White

Office Phone:  (202) 225-8050


Quigley, Mike (D-IL, 5th)

Staffer:  Robyn Russell

Office Phone:  225-4061


Schock, Aaron (R-IL, 18th)

Staffer:  Mike Pasko

Office Phone:  225-6201


Shuster, Bill (R-PA, 9th)

Staffer:  Maribeth Collins

Office Phone:  (202) 225-2431


Speier, Jackie (D-CA, 12th)

Staffer:  Josh Connolly

Office Phone:  (202) 225-3531


Tierney, John F. (D-MA, 6th)

Staffer:  Mckee Floyd

Office Phone:  (202) 225-8020


Towns, Edolphus (D-NY, 10th) (Chairman)

Staffer:  James Latoff

Office Phone:  (202) 225-5936


Turner, Michael R. (R-OH, 3rd)

Staffer:  Joseph Heaton

Office Phone:  (202) 225-6465


Van Hollen, Chris Jr. (D-MD, 8th)

Staffer:  Ken Cummings

Office Phone:  (202) 225-5341


Watson, Diane E. (D-CA, 33rd)

Staffer:  Jillian Schlotter

Office Phone:  (202) 225-7084


Welch, Peter (D-VT, At Large)

Staffer:  Calvin Garner

Office Phone:  (202) 225-4115


Westmoreland, Lynn A. (R-GA, 3rd)

Staffer:  Joe Lillis

Office Phone:  (202) 225-5901




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