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Name: Kurt Schrader
Position: House (OR, 5)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Kelly Nickel
Telephone: 202-225-5711
Address: 2431 Rayburn House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 12 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No

Message and Talking Points


Kathryn Carroll writes on 5/16/2019 at 10:52AM:
K. Carroll sent a follow up email on 5/16:

Dear Kelly,

I am writing to confirm that I left a message on your office voicemail yesterday, May 15th, regarding the Disability Integration Act, HR 555. I urge you to review the multiple emails you???ve received from ADAPT in recent weeks. ADAPT will be in D.C. next week and we???d like to stop by your office to thank Congressmember Schrader for cosponsoring the DIA.

Please give me a call at 585-546-7510, or you can respond to this email to confirm you received this message.

Kathryn Carroll
Member, ADAPT

Kathryn Carroll writes on 5/16/2019 at 10:46AM:
K. Carroll called on 5/15/19. Grant answered the phone. K. Carroll was transferred to Kelly Nickel's vm and left a message asking her to revieww ADAPT's emails.

Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 5/03/2019 at 3:26PM:

I wanted to follow up from a meeting we had with Kyle last month regarding Congressman McCarthy signing on to DIA as a Co-Sponsor.

I am emailing to ask Congressman McCarthy to 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 California.

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. Let's show that all of California supports the civil rights of Disabled Americans.

Thank you,

Shantelle Rockman

Gregg Beratan writes on 10/02/2018 at 6:46PM:
Met with Stephen Holland on 10/1/18. He expanded on his previous suggestion that the congressman was worried about how other states would deal with having to provide HCBS. Prefers the CFCO model and suggested his boss would prefer a program bill. Said that resistance to cosponsoring did not signify hostility to the bill and that if it comes to a vote he didn't see his boss voting against it. Understood that a program bill wasn't on the table, but said he would be happy to talk about what his boss would want to see in the bill in order to co-sponsor.

I do think if we manage to get Wyden and Bonamici he rethinks it. And of Course Walden coming on would signal it will move in the committee.

Cal Montgomery writes on 9/06/2018 at 2:07PM:
On Sep. 5, ADAPT member Cal Montgomery spoke to Stephen Holland. Focused on the human cost of institutionalization. Holland says Schrader shares our goals, wants funding attached for transition services. No movement.

Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Stephen Holland ( 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 7/09/2018 at 3:12PM:
Ellen Taverna, Stephanie Woodward and Gregg Beratan met with Stephen Holland on 6/28. He said he was familiar with the DIA. He had concerns about restrictions/burdens on Oregon's state LTSS programs that are performing well. There was some misunderstanding on how DIA would impact states like Oregon. We explained that if a state is complying with the transition plan, HHS can increase its FMAP by 5% points for a period of 10 years, which would benefit Oregon if there are already good systems in place. He seemed to get it by the end of the meeting. Stephen wanted us to follow up with him in a few months.

Ericka Jones writes on 5/24/2018 at 2:53PM:
On May 16th, ADAPT members met with a staff assistant, Adrian, who agreed to pass along information packet. He suggested calling or emailing Stephen Holland, Counsel. Follow up at

Laura Halvorson writes on 1/25/2018 at 5:36PM:
Sheryl met in person and Laura called in to meet with Stephen Holland, Counsel for the Congressman. Gave 2 pager on DIA and DNC support statement.

Stephen said they will take a look at what happens in committee, examine the bill, and has to go out of committee before the Congressman will sign on.

He asked why insurance companies aren?t on board. Sheryl mentioned institutional bias, nursing home and medical lobby, and people being used to medical instead of social model of disability.

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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