[Nfbmo] Legislative Action On Space Available

Shelia Wright sbwright95 at att.net
Tue Aug 23 19:08:27 UTC 2016



From: NFB-Legislative-Directors [mailto:nfb-legislative-directors-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Diggs, Parnell via NFB-Legislative-Directors
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:13 PM
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Cc: Diggs, Parnell <PDiggs at nfb.org>
Subject: [NFB-Legislative-Directors] Thank you Thornberry


Fellow Federationists,

The end of August is in sight; and with it, the summer Congressional Recess will draw to a close. As Congress reconvenes in September, a conference committee will meet to resolve differences in the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). By now, you are aware that the House version of the NDAA contains the Space Available (Space A) bill, and the Senate version does not. When the conference committee concludes its work on the joint version of the NDAA, the joint bill will contain Space A, or it will not.

Thus, our objective is clear. As President Riccobono pointed out in last week's edition of the President's Notebook, we need to thank Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, for including our Space A bill in the House version of the NDAA. We hope our outreach effort on this issue will provide sufficient encouragement to the House conferees to convince them to insist that the Space A language be included in the joint version of the NDAA, which ultimately will be passed by both houses and sent to the President of the United States to be signed into law. But it starts with our continuing outreach.

We have developed a short webform, which you can access here www.nfb.org/thank-you-thornberry <http://www.nfb.org/thank-you-thornberry>  to submit a thank you letter to Chairman Thornberry sending him the message that we do care about Space A. This exercise will take about two minutes. Please use this link www.nfb.org/thank-you-thornberry <http://www.nfb.org/thank-you-thornberry> .

Thank you, fellow Federationists, for your advocacy in this area. We have a great chance of getting Space A enacted this session if we remain vigilant. Please take care of this short task before getting up from your computer. Once again, that link is www.nfb.org/thank-you-thornberry <http://www.nfb.org/thank-you-thornberry> .

As always, thanks for all you do.


Parnell Diggs, Esq.
Director of Government Affairs
National Federation of the Blind
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Baltimore, MD 21230
Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2222
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Email: pdiggs at nfb.org <mailto:pdiggs at nfb.org> 
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