ACTION ALERT: Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017

ACTION ALERT: Tomorrow, October 4 the full Energy and Commerce Committee will vote on H.R. 2465, the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2465/cosponsors?pageSort=alpha .

 

This bill would make coverage of speech generating devices under “routinely purchased durable medical equipment” permanent under the Medicare program.

 

If your Representative is on the E&C committee (see listing below) considering contacting their office; if they have already co-sponsored the Act, thank them for their leadership.

 

Energy & Commerce Committee Members

Republican Members

Greg Walden (Oregon – 02) – Chairman

Joe Barton (Texas – 06) – Vice Chairman

Fred Upton (Michigan – 06)

John Shimkus (Illinois – 15)

Co-Sponsor Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania – 18)

Michael Burgess (Texas – 26)

Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee – 07)

Sponsor Steve Scalise (Louisiana – 01)

Robert Latta (Ohio – 05)

Sponsor Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Washington – 05)

Co-Sponsor Gregg Harper (Mississippi – 03)

Co-Sponsor Leonard Lance (New Jersey – 07)

Brett Guthrie (Kentucky – 02)

Pete Olson (Texas – 22)

David McKinley (West Virginia – 01)

Adam Kinzinger (Illinois – 16)

Morgan Griffith (Virginia – 09)

Gus Bilirakis (Florida – 12)

Bill Johnson (Ohio – 06)

Billy Long (Missouri – 07)

Larry Bucshon (Indiana – 08)

Bill Flores (Texas – 17)

Susan Brooks (Indiana – 05)

Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma – 02)

Richard Hudson (North Carolina – 08)

Chris Collins (New York – 27)

Kevin Cramer (North Dakota – 00)

Tim Walberg (Michigan – 07)

Mimi Walters (California – 45)

Co-Sponsor Ryan Costello (Pennsylvania – 06)

Buddy Carter (Georgia – 01)

Democratic Members

Frank Pallone (New Jersey – 06) Ranking Member

Co-Sponsor Bobby Rush (Illinois – 01)

Co- Sponsor Anna Eshoo (California – 18)

Co-Sponsor Eliot Engel (New York – 16)

Gene Green (Texas – 29)

Diana DeGette (Colorado – 01)

Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania – 14)

Janice Schakowsky (Illinois – 09)

G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina – 01)

Co-Sponsor Doris Matsui (California – 06)

Kathy Castor (Florida – 14)

John Sarbanes (Maryland – 03)

Jerry McNerney (California – 09)

Peter Welch (Vermont – 00)

Ben Lujan (New Mexico – 03)

Co-Sponsor Paul Tonko (New York – 20)

Yvette Clarke (New York – 09)

Co-Sponsor David Loebsack (Iowa – 02)

Kurt Schrader (Oregon – 05)

Co-Sponsor Joseph Kennedy (Massachusetts – 04)

Tony Cárdenas (California – 29)

Raul Ruiz (California – 36)

Co-Sponsor Scott Peters (California – 52)

Debbie Dingell (Michigan – 12)

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