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Reauthorization of Rehab Act S.1356
Legislation now before Congress will affect the future of employment for individuals with disabilities and the future of the rehabilitation professions. S.1356, the Workforce Investment Act – Rehabilitation Act reauthorization bill now in the U.S. Senate would make big changes in the Vocational Rehabilitation program, how success is measured, how VR professionals are qualified, how services are delivered and how the VR citizens with disabilities have a voice in the shaping of this legislation. Please review the information below to learn what this bill does, alternative ideas, and how to participate. You must act NOW to have an impact on the future of rehabilitation.
What is S.1356?
Contact your Senator
The most effective way to contact your Senator is by phone, fax or on their website. Contact information is below. You may want to consider sending your communications to Ms. Claudia Gordon, White House Public Engagement Advisory for the Disability Community, to keep the White House informed regarding this legislation and to the HELP Committee Chairman, Senator Tom Harkin (IA-D) and HELP Committee Ranking Member, Senator Lamar Alexander (TN-R).
Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.
Senator James M. Inhofe
Ms. Claudia Gordon
Senator Tom Harkin (IA)
Senator Lamar Alexander (TN)
Below are examples of letters others have sent. Please adjust your letter to reflect your personal situation or views.
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