Three Additional Senators Cosponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act Following the Capitol Hill Visits at the Home Care & Hospice March on Washington
April 7, 2016 11:19 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 March on Washington Conference ended earlier this week, and already three additional Senators have added their names as cosponsors to the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 579/H.R. 1342). The fact that these three Senators joined the bill this week demonstrates the effectiveness of advocacy including the in-person visits during the March on Washington. The three additional Senators now cosponsoring the bill include Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT). The total number of cosponsors on the Senate legislation is now 49, just two short of the 51 needed for a majority of the Senate. The total number of cosponsors on the House legislation is 178.
Both Sen. Stabenow and Sen. Blumenthal spoke at the Senate Breakfast on Tuesday, April 4, at the March on Washington, as well. Sen. Stabenow officially cosponsored the legislation as of April 3, and Sen. Blumenthal announced his cosponsorship of the legislation at the Senate Breakfast and officially joined that same day.
In addition to the numerous Capitol Hill visits at the March on Washington, NAHC government affairs recently met with the following offices regarding the legislation:
Mark Ratto, with Rep. Bost (R-12-IL)
Michael Lambert, with Rep. Westerman (R-4-AR)
Matt Scott, with Rep. Zeldin (R-1-NY)
Candace Rich, with Rep. Joe Wilson (R-2-SC)
Holli Heiles, with Rep. French Hill (R-2-AR)
Kyle Sanders, with Rep. Rouzer (R-7-NC)
Michelle Seger, with Rep. Mooney (R-2-WV)
Katie Hunter, with Rep. Rick Allen (R-12-GA)
James Hampson, with Rep. Buck (R-4-CO)
Ashley Rose, with Rep. Curbelo (R-26-FL)
Leslie Hayman, with Rep. Stefanik (R-21-NY)
Philip Swartzfager, with Rep. Poliquin (R-2-ME)
Jamie Baker, with Rep. Ratcliffe (R-4-TX)
To view which Senators have and have not cosponsored the legislation, click here, and to view which Representatives have and have not cosponsored the legislation, click here.
Stay tuned to NAHC Report for further developments regarding this legislation.