View Congress Member / SenatorName: Billy Long
Position: House (MO, 7)
Staffer: Ben Elleson - LD
Address: 2454 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 10 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No
Message and Talking Points
Dara Baldwin writes on 5/06/2019 at 3:16PM:
On 5/3/2019 - received email from Ben Elleson of Rep. Long's office - he let me know that Rep. Long will hold off cosponsoring DIA for now. No reason was provided. I replied to email with a request for why he is holding off.
I sent an email to Collen Stolkoff in MO asking them to call his office - Ben in particular so that the Rep can hear from MO advocates. Colleen replied they are working on this week (5/6/19). Dara
Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 5/03/2019 at 2:04PM:
Shatelle sent the following email
I wanted to follow up from a meeting you and I had last month regarding Representative Long signing on to DIA as a Co-Sponsor.
I am emailing to ask Representative Long support H.R. 555, the Disability Integration Act. We are steadily approaching 160 Co Sponsors on this great bi-partisan legislation. DIA will ensure the right of Disabled Americans to receive long term services and supports in the least restrictive setting, as set forth by the Olmsted decision. Having the freedom, dignity, and true choice is at the heart of this bill. We hope to extend that freedom to all the citizens of Missouri.
There is no opposition to this bill. It is supported by the entire Disability Community including Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Arc, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network, and the National Council on Aging. If you have any question about the bill, please reach out to Amy Bos with Congressman Sensenbrenner's office.
Please email with any questions. Lets show that all of Missouri supports the civil rights of Disabled Americans.
Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 4/11/2019 at 11:28PM:
ADAPT met with Ben Elleson, Congressman Long's office. They seemed responsive to the bill. They said there did not see any reason to not sponsor the bill.
Dara Baldwin writes on 3/21/2019 at 12:32PM:
3/21/2019 - sent Ben Elleson a thank you email with all information he asked about in our meeting with the link to the DIA Website and sent him the Redline version of the bill.
Dara Baldwin writes on 3/21/2019 at 12:25PM:
On 3/20/19 met with Ben Elleson to discuss DIA and asked that the Rep get on as a Cosponsor. Had a good meeting he gets it and will discuss with his boss the Chief of Staff - Joe Lillis. I will follow up with him next week.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Tanner Warbinton (Tanner.Warbinton@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.
Ericka Jones writes on 5/31/2018 at 4:33PM:
On May 16th, ADAPT passed information on to Colton Huthsing, staff assistant. Follow up with Tanner Warbinton, Senior Legislative Assistant at Tanner.Warbinton@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.