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Name: David Loebsack
Position: House (IA, 2)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Katie Murray
Telephone: 202-225-6576
Email: Katie.Murray@mail.house.gov
Address: 1527 Longworth House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 10 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor: No

Message and Talking Points

Contacts

Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Katie Murray (Katie.Murray@mail.house.gov) asking why is not a cosponsor of DIA and whether the representative would commit to being an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.

Stephanie Woodward writes on 8/28/2018 at 2:44PM:
Hi Katie,

I wanted to follow up with you on the Disability Integration Act.

On July 24th you met with Dawn Francis, Don Dew, and Kevin Dalin and they spoke with you about the Disability Integration Act and asked for Congressman Loebsack to cosponsor the bill.

Additionally, since my last email, even more members of the Down Syndrome Caucus have signed on as cosponsors to the Disability Integration Act. As of today, three of the co-chairs of the caucus are cosponsors of the Disability Integration Act (Rep. Bustos, Rep. McMorris Rodgers, and Sen. Casey). Additionally, the following members of the Caucus are also cosponsors of HR2472/S910:

Tony C??rdenas (D-CA)
Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Gerald Connolly (D-VA)
John Delaney (D-MD)
Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX)
Joseph Kennedy lll (D-MA)
Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Adam Smith (D-WA)
Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Darren Soto (D-FL)
Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Lastly, the Disability Integration Act continues to have widespread support throughout the Disability Community. You can see a list of supporting organizations here: http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/dia-supporter-list/

Do you have any questions or concerns about HR 2472? Will Congressman Loebsack sign on as a cosponsor?

Thank you,

Stephanie Woodward

Frieda Jones writes on 8/07/2018 at 2:47PM:
On July 24th, 2018, NCIL Advocates Dawn Francis, Don Dew, and Kevin Dalin met with staffer Katie Murray and asked the representative to co-sponsor the DIA.

Lindsay Baran writes on 7/02/2018 at 10:33AM:
Sheryl- Katie Murray (Healthcare Policy Advisor) unavailable. Met with Erin Schnell (Leg Asst- they are sharing the disability profile). She asked if the fact that Iowa has privatized Medicaid will effect either DIA or MFP. I said that it should not effect either, but offered to get more information. I am following up with them early next week.

Stephanie Woodward writes on 6/26/2018 at 3:29PM:
Sent following email to Katie Murray:

Hi Katie,

I am writing to follow up on two visits that the Disability Community has made to Congressman Loebsack???s office. In January advocates met with Maddie Bushnell who expressed two concerns: 1. She felt the Disability Community was divided on this bill and 2. She wondered why only two of the Down Syndrome Causes members were signed onto the bill. On May 16, members of the Disability Community met with staff in the D.C. office and were directed to follow up with you.

To address Ms. Bushnell???s first concern, I have attached an informational packet for you to review. This includes a 2 pager with an overview of the bill, a letter from the DNC supporting the Disability Integration Act, a statement from Center for American Progress endorsing the bill, a letter of support signed by hundreds of disability organizations across the nation (as well as other organizations such as the ACLU), a letter of support from Disability Rights attorneys across the nation, a letter of support from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, and finally, a letter of support from SEIU. As you can see, the bill has widespread and consistent support from the Disability Community and beyond.

As for the second concern, I am happy to tell you that two of the co chairs of the Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome support the Disability Integration Act, as well as many members of the Task Force including:

Tony C??rdenas (D-CA)
Gerald Connolly (D-VA)
John Delaney (D-MD)
Joseph Kennedy lll (D-MA)
Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Adam Smith (D-WA)
Darren Soto (D-FL)

Additionally, one fantastic benefit of the Disability Integration Act is that it will secure the civil rights of ALL disabled Americans to live in freedom. While people with Down Syndrome will certainly benefit, so will every other disabled American.

I hope this addresses all of your questions. Will Congressman Loesback cosponsor the Disability Integration Act?

Ericka Jones writes on 5/25/2018 at 3:58PM:
On May 16th, ADAPT met with staff. Follow up with Katie Murray, Healthcare Policy Advisor, by emailing Katie.Murray@mail.house.gov

Bruce Darling writes on 9/27/2017 at 3:30PM:
On September 27th, ADAPT members - as part of the Fall Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.

Bruce Darling writes on 5/17/2017 at 4:45PM:
On May 17th, ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.

Stephanie Woodward writes on 4/13/2016 at 11:02AM:
On April 13, 2016 ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act which has already been introduced in the US Senate and asked that the Member of Congress become initial cosponsor this legislation in the House.


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