View Congress Member / SenatorName: Ann Kuster
Position: House (NH, 2)
Staffer: Justin German
Address: 320 Cannon House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 16 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Gregg Beratan writes on 5/07/2019 at 10:42AM:
On April 29th Will Pisano wrote:
Rep. Kuster agreed to sign onto this bill and should appear as a cosponsor shortly!
From: Pisano, Will
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:54 PM
To: 'Gregg Beratan' <email@example.com>
Cc: Stephanie Woodward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: DIA (HR555) Follow up
Thanks for following up, Gregg! It???s on my list of bills to bring to her next week.
Ill keep you posted.
From: Gregg Beratan <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:46 PM
To: Pisano, Will <Will.Pisano@mail.house.gov>
Cc: Stephanie Woodward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: DIA (HR555) Follow up
I'm with the Disability Rights organization ADAPT. We met a few weeks ago to discuss the Disability Integration Act (HR555). When we spoke you said that you thought the bill might be something Representative Kuster would be willing to cosponsor and that you needed to speak with her. I was wondering if you have had a chance to speak with her yet and if we could expect her to be added as a cosponsor? I am available to answer any questions should you have or my colleagues in DC would be more than happy to come in and talk further about the bill.
Dr. Gregg D Beratan
Manager of Government Affairs
Center for Disability Rights
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 806B
Albany, NY 12210
Gregg Beratan writes on 4/24/2019 at 9:57AM:
Followed up on a meeting on April 8th with an email to Will Pisano. He responded quickly with an email saying: "Thanks for following up, Gregg! It???s on my list of bills to bring to her next week.
Ill keep you posted.
Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 4/23/2019 at 3:35PM:
Stopped in to confirm he will be cosponsoring. Following up via email.
Rhoda Gibson writes on 4/09/2019 at 4:15PM:
Rhoda Gibson 04/09/2019 met with Will Pisano since ADAPT met with him yesterday. Will is well versed and said that Congresswoman Kuster should be on as co-sponsor by end of week or by after next recess.
Gregg Beratan writes on 4/08/2019 at 7:43PM:
Ericka Jones, Jonathan Dollhopf, Jennifer Disch and Gregg Beratan met with Will Pisano to discuss Rep. Kuster becoming a cosponsor. He asked questions about how the bill would work, seemed particularly concerned about whether or not it would impose a burden on a state like NH with its lack of a tax base. Seemed assured by an explanation of the FMAP as well as by the lower cost of HCBS. Said he would look at the bill and talk to Rep Kuster to see if it was something she would want to support but he indicated that she was eager to support the Disability Community.
Sophie Poost writes on 3/19/2019 at 3:35PM:
Sophie sent an email to Justin German and Kevin Diamond, regarding the significance during women's history month and Kuster's role in the success of the legislation. She then forwarded the email on to Sarah Reingold (Justin German was out of the office).
Sophie Poost writes on 3/19/2019 at 3:05PM:
S.Poost reached out to constituent CIL and asked that they reach out to the office and ask for cosponsorship.
Stephanie Woodward writes on 12/06/2018 at 2:08PM:
visited office on 12/4. sent this email on 12/6:
Hi Kevin and Justin,
I stopped by your office on Tuesday and dropped off a packet about the Disability Integration Act (HR 2472). My visit was to follow up on several visits the Disability Community has made to Congresswoman Kuster's office. In May of 2018 activists from ADAPT met with Justin who stated that he thought that Congresswoman Kuster was already on the bill and that there was a strong possibility the Congresswoman would cosponsor. On July 24th, advocates from the National Council on Independent Living met with Kevin who stated that he did not see why the office would get any push back on this bill.
I know you both must be very busy, but I am writing to ask that Congresswoman Kuster cosponsor the Disability Integration Act before the end of session. Amy Bos from Congressman Sensenbrenner's office is still eagerly accepting new cosponsors. Furthermore, we are anticipating an early reintroduction of the bill in January 2019 and we would like Congresswoman Kuster to be an original cosponsor when it is reintroduced. Will Congresswoman Kuster support the rights of disabled and elderly Americans by cosponsoring the Disability Integration Act?
If you have any questions, I would be happy to get on a call and talk through the bill with you.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Justin German (Justin.German@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.
Sophie Poost writes on 8/10/2018 at 10:21AM:
On August 10, Sophie Poost emailed Justin German and Kevin Diamond asking for the Representative's cosponsorship and asking what concerns might still stand that is preventing action.
Frieda Jones writes on 8/09/2018 at 4:57PM:
On July 24th, 2018, NCIL Advocates Danielle Drazen, Claire Houston, and Kurt Vogel met with staffer Kevin Diamond. "Don't see why there would be any pushback against it" regarding DIA sign on.
Sophie Poost writes on 7/31/2018 at 1:49PM:
On July 31st, emailed follow up to Justin German-- Legislative Director. Included information packet about the DIA and asked that the Congresswoman cosponsor the bill.
Ericka Jones writes on 5/29/2018 at 10:20AM:
On May 16th, ADAPT members met with Justin German, Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director. He thought he had already signed on and there is a strong possibility that they will sign on since they haven't. Follow up with Justin by emailing Justin.German@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.