[NFBMO] Update on Legislative Progress In Washington
sbwright95 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 19:09:28 UTC 2018
There are so many topics to keep in mind this time of year. I want to draw
your focus back to our national legislative issues, both the progress we
have made and the work we still have before us.
We have definitely seen some positive results since our Washington Seminar.
On the Senate side, Senator Roy Blunt signed on as a cosponsor to S.732
which is the Access Technology Affordability Act. We have not seen him on
the cosponsor list yet for S.2138 the Accessible Instructional Materials in
Higher Education Act in the Senate yet, although his staff indicated he
would be doing so. Let's be sure to thank him for his action and encourage
him to take that next action on our behalf. We have not heard anything from
Senator McCaskill' s office on either of these bills.
We also have seen some progress on the House side. I am happy to report that
Congressman Cleaver from Kansas City has now cosponsored both H.R.1772 the
Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act (AIM He) and H.R.
1734 the Access Technology Affordability Act. . We certainly appreciate his
support. In addition, Congressman Luetkemeyer has also cosponsored Aim High
as well. We still have six Representatives that have not taken any action as
a result of our visits. Please continue to contact our Missouri
Representatives to see if we can gain their support on these bills.
Shelia Wright, President
National Federation of the Blind of Missouri
7928 NW Milrey Drive, Kansas City, MO 64152
President at nfbmo.org <mailto:President at nfbmo.org>
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