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Name: Juan Vargas
Position: House (CA, 51)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Scott Hinkle
Telephone: 202-225-8045
Email: scott.hinkle@mail.house.gov
Address: 2244 Rayburn House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 8 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No

Message and Talking Points

Contacts

Leah Smith writes on 5/16/2019 at 2:42PM:
Hi Hannah,

My name is Leah Smith and I am with ADAPT. I just called your office and spoke with Mary Bell, who suggested that I follow up with you.

ADAPT is currently working to pass the Disability Integration Act (HR 555), which is 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

Feel free to also visit www.disabilityintegrationact.org for more information.

ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Congressman Vargas 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 Vargas to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.

Leah Smith writes on 5/16/2019 at 2:39PM:
Called and spoke with Mary Bell. Aaron Allen is no longer working in this office. She suggested we follow up with Hannah Ceja, who was not available at the time I called. Will follow up via email.

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

Lindsay Baran writes on 8/01/2018 at 4:06PM:
From Sheryl Grossman, 7/24/17
The Congressman himself spoke with me before he spoke at the rally and said that yes, they would sponsor DIA. From the podium he also spoke about Pelosi supporting the bill.

Ericka Jones writes on 6/04/2018 at 4:48PM:
ADAPT visited this office on May 16th. Follow up with: aaron.allen@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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