[VABS] Legislative Report-- 10/04/2019

André Hill andrehill6188 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 03:21:30 UTC 2019

Hello VABS Members,

Since my last legislative update some of our bills are definitely on the

in the House, the have the following additional Co-sponsors to our bills.

H.R.2086 Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA)
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/06/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 06/18/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 06/24/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 07/16/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 07/16/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 07/23/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 07/30/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 07/30/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 08/06/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 08/09/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 08/30/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 08/30/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 08/30/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 09/09/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 09/10/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 09/24/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 09/24/2019

H. R. 3929- Greater Accessibility and Independence through Nonvisual Access
Technology Act (GAIN) has 4 Co-sponsors.
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 07/24/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 07/24/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/06/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/06/2019

For H.R. 873 Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (Introduced by
Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, VA- 3)
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 06/06/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 06/10/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 06/10/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/10/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] 06/26/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/28/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 07/09/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 07/25/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 08/09/2019

In the Senate, things have not progressed as quickly however I am optimist
that this will change in the coming months.

S. 815- Access Technology Affordability Act of 2019
Presently, this bill has 14 Co-sponsors. That number according to
Congress.gov has not changed since May 2019.

S. 260- Transformation to Competitive Employment Act
Presently, this bill has 7 Co-sponsors. That number according to
Congress.gov has not changed since June 2019

Below is a list of the members of the Virginia Delegation:

Email: lastname.senate.gov
Mark Warner
703 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2023
Tim Kaine
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4024

Members of the House of Representatives:
Email: lastname.house.gov

Robert J. Wittman  District: 1
2055 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-4261

Elaine G. Luria  District: 2
534 Cannon House Office Building
(202) 225-4215

Robert C. "Bobby" Scott  District: 3
1201 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-8351

Donald McEachin  District: 4
314 Cannon House Office Building
(202) 225-6365

Denver Riggleman  District: 5
1022 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-4711

Ben Cline  District: 6
1009 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-5431

Abigail Spanberger  District: 7
1239 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-2815

Donald S.Bayer, Jr.  District: 8
1119 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-4376

Morgan Griffith  District 9
2202 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-3861

Jennifer Wexton  District: 10
1217 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-5136

Gerald Connelley  District 11
2238 Rayburn House Office Building
(202) 225-1492
Each of these bills is necessary to improve the lives of blind and visually
impaired individuals. I strongly believe that if we want to make a
difference in the community and the word around us, we MUST do so
together.. I encourage you to email, call, and use social media to spread
the word that we matter too. I am at your service and if I can be of
assistance please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank You,

Andre  E. Hill
Legislative Committee
Virginia Associate of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind- Virginia Affiliate

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