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Name: Michael Burgess
Position: House (TX, 26)
Party: Republican

Staffer: Patrick Curran
Telephone: 202-225-7772
Email: patrick.curran@mail.house.gov
Address: 2161 Rayburn House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 9 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No

Message and Talking Points

Contacts

Dara Baldwin writes on 5/06/2019 at 2:32PM:
On 5/3/2019 - Sent third email request to staff Patrick Curran and Michael Yancey - requesting that Rep. Burgess cosponsor H.R. 555.

Dara Baldwin writes on 3/19/2019 at 2:51PM:
Met with Patrick Curran - LD to discuss DIA H.R. 555 and how this is a constitutional right also how this will assist those who want to age in place and how this will help veterans. He got this and he was impressed that we got AARP to support the bill. I sent email after my meeting that has the information we discussed and links to the documents he will need to discuss with his Chief of Staff. He would like to see data on TX and the numbers of people this would assist or any stories about who is affected by this. I will follow up with him at the end of next week as the House is on recess this week back in session Monday the 25th. Thanks

Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Elizabeth Allen (Elizabeth.allen@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.

Ellen Taverna writes on 6/29/2018 at 3:27PM:
Ellen Taverna, Stephanie Woodward, and Gregg Beratan met with Elizabeth Allen on 6/28/18. Elizabeth didn???t ask any questions. We gave her TX NCD data and the veteran disabled group support and 10 House Republicans on the bill. She said she???d review the DIA materials. We???ll follow up in July.

Ericka Jones writes on 6/04/2018 at 11:17AM:
ADAPT visited this office on May 16th. Follow up with Elizabeth.allen@mail.house.gov

Laura Halvorson writes on 1/25/2018 at 4:03PM:
Sheryl met with Burgess staffer Michael Yancey who handles ADA issues and patched Laura in by phone who graduated and lived in Burgess's District. When Laura gave her personal story Michael said his sister also has the same type of muscular dystrophy Laura does. Sheryl and Laura shared their personal stories of institutional bias and risk of nursing home placement, and give info on DIA including cost savings in NCD report.
Michael brought up fraud in HCBS program in TX where people not needing care get services. Laura wants to fact check where they're getting their info on that.
Michael mentioned the Congressman does not sign on to legislation regarding taxes, tweaks Medicaid and Medicare, and other issues related to his position on E&C Committee and Chairman of Subcommittee on Health, but staff will review. Sheryl got contact for healthcare staffer and Laura will follow up.

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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