View Congress Member / SenatorName: Jimmy Gomez
Position: House (CA, 34)
Staffer: Andrew Noh
Address: 1530 Longworth House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 8 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Leah Smith writes on 5/15/2019 at 2:38PM:
My name is Leah Smith and I am with ADAPT. ADAPT had sent some information to Andrew Noh in your office about the Disability Integration Act (HR 555), but who, I understand, is no longer working there. I just spoke with Noah in your office and he suggested that I reach out to you. With that said, we had sent Andrew information about the Disability Integration Act, but never heard back from him and Congressman Gomez has not signed onto the Disability Integration Act yet. I'm not sure if Andrew passed this information along to you, but I am including it again in this email. Feel free to also visit www.disabilityintegrationact.org
In brief, The Disability Integration Act is a bicameral and bipartisan legislation that ensures people with disabilities have a right to live and receive services in their own homes. The DIA further secures our Constitutionally protected right to liberty by preventing disabled people from being forced into costly institutional settings by unnecessary government regulations. The DIA (S. 117/H.R. 555) in the 116th, introduced on January 15th in honor of the 90th birthday of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), creates a comprehensive solution, assuring the full integration of disabled people in the community by:
??? clarifying that every individual who is eligible for LTSS has a federally protected right to a real choice in how they receive services and supports
??? assuring that states and other LTSS insurance providers deliver services in a manner that allows disabled individuals to live in the most integrated setting, have maximum control over their services and supports, and lead an independent life
??? articulates the right to live in the community without creating unnecessary or wasteful Government programs; States have broad latitude to determine how they will secure that right
??? establishing a comprehensive planning requirement that includes enforceable benchmarks
??? requiring public entities to address the need for affordable, accessible, integrated housing that is independent of service delivery
ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Congressman Gomez for his support.
Please feel free to call me back at 806.239.5582 or respond to this email to confirm that you have received this message and our emails requesting Congressman Gomez to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.
Leah Smith writes on 5/15/2019 at 2:22PM:
Called and spoke with Noah. Andrew no longer works in this office, but he suggested we speak with Diana Rios. Diana was not available, but her email is Diana.firstname.lastname@example.org. This information has been updated above. Following up Diana with email.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Andrew Noh (Andrew.Noh@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.
Lindsay Baran writes on 8/01/2018 at 4:02PM:
From Sheryl Grossman, 7/17/18
Andrew Noh, Leg Dir, unavailable. Left packet and card with office staff, again. Needs follow up.
Ellen Taverna writes on 7/20/2018 at 12:22PM:
Ellen Taverna dropped materials off to Andrew Nohl on 7/19. Apparently Andrew was heading out of town and couldn't meet. I said I would follow up to schedule a meeting next week.
Ericka Jones writes on 6/05/2018 at 9:06AM:
On May 16th, ADAPT spoke with Matthew Jackson, Staff Assistant. Follow up with Andrew Noh, Legislative Director, by email at Andrew.Noh@mail.house.gov
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.