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Name: Cheri Bustos
Position: House (IL, 17)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Leighton Huch
Telephone: 202-225-5905
Email: leighton.huch@mail.house.gov
Address: 1233 Longworth House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 14 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No

Message and Talking Points

Contacts

Sophie Poost writes on 5/15/2019 at 12:04PM:
On 5/15/19, Sophie Poost called the office and left a message with Gabrielle. She asked about the bill and encouraged Sophie to send an email to both Leighton Huch and Steffanie Bezruki. Sophie sent the following email with a copy of the language comparison:

Good Morning,

I called the office moments ago on behalf of ADAPT and left a message with Gabrielle, who encouraged me to follow up via email to both of you. In the past few weeks, ADAPT sent several emails to you, Leighton, about the Disability Integration Act (HR.555), but we have not heard back from your office and Congresswoman Bustos has not signed onto the Disability integration Act in this Congress despite previously cosponsoring in the last Congress. Attached to this email you will see a language comparison from the version Rep. Bustos was a cosponsor of to the current iteration. It is essential that you review the language and the emails that ADAPT sent, and if there is confusion, I would be happy to forward them on. ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Congresswoman Bustos for her support.

Please respond to my email or call me back at 585-546-7510 to confirm you have received this message as well as our previous emails requesting Rep. Bustos cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.

Thank you for your time,
Sophie Poost
ADAPT

Ericka Jones writes on 3/21/2019 at 11:07AM:
On March 21st, E. Jones sent an email to Leighton Huch asking that Rep. Bustos be added as a cosponsor on the DIA.

Cal Montgomery writes on 3/06/2019 at 10:09AM:
On March 6, 2019, ADAPTer Cal Montgomery called. Leighton Huch was not available, but Cal left a message for her noting that Rep. Bustos had been a cosponsor last year and requesting cosponsorship this year as well.

Lindsay Baran writes on 2/04/2019 at 10:21AM:
Note from Sheryl Grossman- 1/15/19, Leighton Huch Leg Asst, Leighton.huch@mail.house.gov , went to ask to be initial co-sponsor, unavailable, did not sign on yet.

Sophie Poost writes on 1/30/2019 at 2:11PM:
changed contact from Steffanie Bezruki to Leighton Huch

Sophie Poost writes on 1/30/2019 at 2:10PM:
1/30 sent the following email to Leighton Huch:

Hello Leighton,

I stopped by your office a few weeks ago, but you were unavailable at the time so I just wanted to send an email to follow up. I am reaching out to ask if Representative Bustos will cosponsor the Disability Integration Act again. The DIA was reintroduced on January 15th as HR. 555 (and in the Senate it was introduced by Minority Leader Schumer as S. 117). The bill is both bicameral and bipartisan, and already has 92 cosponsors in the House. Last session Rep. Bustos cosponsored the bill, then known as HR 2472. The bill is substantially the same with minor technical edits which were suggested by AARP. I???m attaching basic information of the bill as a brief overview.

Will Representative Bustos cosponsor DIA?

Thanks,

Sophie Poost
National ADAPT

Ericka Jones writes on 1/18/2019 at 2:04PM:
E Jones visited this office on 1/16. Staff gave her the card of Leighton Huch, Legislative assistant and user is updating this email to be leighton.huch@mail.house.gov

Ericka Jones writes on 1/10/2019 at 2:51PM:
E. Jones and S. Poost went to this office on 1/9. Staff was not available to speak so they left the one pager and received the card for Leighton Hutch (leighton.hutch@mail.house.gov)

Sophie Poost writes on 9/17/2018 at 1:52PM:
Updated staffer contact from Steffanie Bezruki to Liam Steadman

Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Steffanie Bezruki (steffanie.bezruki@mail.house.gov) asking whether Representative Bustos would be an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.

Ericka Jones writes on 6/04/2018 at 4:46PM:
ADAPT visited this office on may 16th. Follow up with: steffanie.bezruki@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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