[Hpn] MiCASSA introduction set!

Thomas Cagle nh-adapt@juno.com
Wed, 09 Apr 2003 05:11:39 -0400


From: "Stephanie Thomas" <adapt@adapt.org>

The news we have all been waiting for!

MiCASSA is set to be introduced the week of April 28th!  The main
sponsors
have been working hard on some strategies to move the bill this session
and
have set it as a high priority.

Starting this weekend the House and Senate will be taking their Easter
break
to come back and work in their districts, so we have an excellent
opportunity to visit with our Representatives and Senators and get them
on
board from the start.  For those who were co-sponsors last time (see
below)

April 14 - April 25  Senate not in session

April 14 - 25  House Spring District Work Period

Not sure who your Senators and US Representative are?  No problem!
These email addresses can tell you who your US Representative and
Senators
are, all you need is you zip code...
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
http://www.house.gov/writerep/

Catch them while they are back in town and ask that they sign on as
original
co-sponsors of MiCASSA!
If they want to all they need to do is contact Senator Harkin or Senator
Specter's office, or Representative Danny Davis or Represenative John
Shimkus' office.

Even if your Senator or Representative did not sign on last time, they
are
still a good possiblity this time.  With the mood for Medicaid Reform
many
folks that were not paying attention last time are now, and we want
things
reformed in a good way (MiCASSA way), so now is the time to contact them.

Who was co-sponsoring the bill at the end of the last session?
MICASSA  S.1298   Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom(introduced 8/1/2001)
COSPONSORS(12) :  Sen Specter, Arlen - 8/1/2001 (R -PA)
Sen Biden Jr., Joseph R. - 8/1/2001 (D - DE)
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham - 8/1/2001   (D - NY)
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. - 8/1/2001 (D- MA)
Sen Cochran, Thad - 9/10/2001 (R- MS)
Sen Stabenow, Debbie - 9/10/2001 (D-MI)
Sen Landrieu, Mary L. - 9/19/2001 (D-LA)
Sen Corzine, Jon - 7/11/2002 (D - NJ)
Sen Carnahan, Jean - 7/31/2002  (D - MO)
Sen Wellstone, Paul D. - 9/4/2002 (D-MN)
Sen Dayton, Mark - 9/4/2002 (D-MN)

MICASSA HR 3612         Sponsor: Rep Davis, Danny K.(introduced
1/23/2002)
COSPONSORS(87):
Rep Shimkus, John - 1/23/2002   (R- Springfield, Collinsville, Centralia,
IL)
Rep Hoeffel, Joseph M. - 2/13/2002 (D - Norristown, PA)
Rep Underwood, Robert A. - 2/13/2002   (D - Hagatna, Guam)
Rep Lee, Barbara - 2/13/2002 (D - Oakland, CA)
Rep Rush, Bobby L. - 2/13/2002 (D - Chicago, Evergreen Park, IL)
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. - 2/26/2002 (D - Santa Rosa, San Rafael, CA)
Rep McHugh, John M. - 2/26/2002 (R - Watertown, Plattsburgh, Johnstown,
NY)
Rep Doggett, Lloyd - 2/26/2002 (D - Austin, TX)
Rep Kildee, Dale E. - 2/26/2002 (D - Flint, Pontiac, MI)
Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. - 2/26/2002 (D - Pago Pago, American Samoa)
Rep Owens, Major R. - 2/26/2002(D - Brooklyn, NY)
Rep Ryun, Jim - 3/6/2002 (R - Topeka, Pittsburg, KS)
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes - 3/6/2002 (D - Washington, DC)
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy - 3/6/2002 (D - St Louis MO)
Rep Mascara, Frank - 3/6/2002 (D - North Charleroi, Waynesburg,
Uniontown,
  Greensburg, Washington, PA)
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. - 3/20/2002 (D - Boston, Brockton, MA)
Rep Hall, Tony P. - 3/20/2002 (D - Dayton, OH)
Rep Baldwin, Tammy - 3/20/2002 (D - Madison, WI)
Rep Norwood, Charlie - 3/20/2002 (R - Augusta, Milledgeville, Dublin, GA)
Rep Brady, Robert - 3/20/2002 (D - Philadelphia, Chester, Darby
Township,PA)
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. - 3/20/2002 (D- Chicago, IL)
Rep Lofgren, Zoe - 3/20/2002 (D - San Jose, CA)
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. - 3/20/2002 (D - Baltimore, Cantonsville, MD)
Rep Tubbs Jones, Stephanie - 4/10/2002 (D - Shaker Heights, OH)
Rep Coyne, William J. - 4/10/2002(D-Pittsburgh, PA)
Rep Hoekstra, Peter - 4/10/2002 (R - Holland, Muskegon, Cadillac, MI)
Rep Clement, Bob - 4/10/2002 (D - Nashville, Springfield, TN)
Rep Brown, Sherrod - 4/10/2002 (D - Elyria & Medina OH)
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. - 4/10/2002 (D - Chicago, Evanston, Niles, IL)
Rep Doyle, Michael F. - 4/10/2002 (D - Penn Hills, McKeesport, PA)
Rep Miller, George - 4/10/2002 (D - Concord, Richmond, CA)
Rep Lewis, John - 5/1/2002 (D - Atlanta, GA)
Rep DeGette, Diana - 5/1/2002    (D - Denver, CO)
Rep Costello, Jerry F. - 5/1/2002  (D - Belleville, Granite City,
Carbondale, East St. Louis, Chester, IL)
Rep Murtha, John P. - 5/1/2002 (D - Johnstown, PA)
Rep Moore, Dennis - 5/1/2002 (D Overland Park, Lawrence, Kansas City, KS)
Rep McNulty, Michael R. - 5/1/2002 (D - Albany, Amsterdam, Schenectady,
Troy, NY)
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh - 5/9/2002 (D- Rochester, NY)
Rep English, Phil - 5/21/2002 (R - Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, Butler,
PA)
Rep Rivers, Lynn N. - 5/21/2002 (D - Ypsilanti, MI)
Rep Reyes, Silvestre - 5/21/2002 (D - El Paso, TX)
Rep Kaptur, Marcy - 5/21/2002 (D - Toledo, OH)
Rep Ford, Harold, Jr. - 5/21/2002 (D - Memphis, TN)
Rep Lantos, Tom - 5/21/2002 (D - San Mateo, CA)
Rep Udall, Mark - 5/21/2002 (D - Westminster, CO)
Rep Gilchrest, Wayne T. - 6/18/2002 (R - Chestertown, Annapolis,
Salisbury,
MD)
Rep Moran, Jerry - 6/18/2002 (R - Hutchinson, Hays, KS)
Rep Price, David E. - 6/18/2002 (D - Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, NC)
Rep Holden, Tim - 6/18/2002 (D - Pottsville, Reading, PA)
Rep Leach, James A. - 6/18/2002 (R - Davenport, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids,
IA)
Rep Boehlert, Sherwood L. - 6/18/2002 (R - Utica, NY)
Rep Kind, Ron - 6/18/2002 (D - LaCrose, Eau Claire, WI)
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. - 6/18/2002 (D- Greenbelt, Waldorf, MD)
Rep LaFalce, John J. - 6/18/2002 (D - Buffalo,Niagra Falls,Spencerport,
NY)
Rep McKinney, Cynthia A. - 6/18/2002 (D - Decatur, GA) Rep Rahall, Nick
J.,
II - 6/18/2002 (D - Beckley, Lewisburg, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan, WV)
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. - 6/18/2002 (D - Kingston, Binghamton, Ithaca,
NY)
Rep Mollohan, Alan B. - 6/21/2002 (D - Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling,
Clarksburg, WV)
Rep Carson, Brad - 6/21/2002 (D - Muskogee, Claremore, Grove, OK)
Rep Matheson, Jim - 6/21/2002 (D- Salt Lake City, UT)
Rep Clayton, Eva M. - 6/21/2002 (D - Norlina, Greenville, NC)
Rep Waters, Maxine - 6/27/2002  (D - Los Angeles, CA)
Rep LaHood, Ray - 6/27/2002 (R - Peoria, Jacksonville, Springfield, IL)
Rep Engel, Eliot L. - 7/10/2002 (D - Bronx, Mt Vernon, Yonkers, NY)
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. - 7/10/2002 (D - Long Branch, New Brunswick,
Hazlet,
NJ)
Rep Payne, Donald M. - 7/10/2002 (D - Newark, Elizabeth, NJ)
Rep Nadler, Jerrold - 7/15/2002 (D - New York City, Brooklyn, NY)
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. - 7/16/2002 (D - Brooklyn, New York City, NY)
Rep Young, Don - 7/23/2002 (D - At Large - AK)
Rep McCollum, Betty - 7/26/2002 (D - St Paul, MN)
Rep Gephardt, Richard A. - 7/26/2002  (D - St Louis, MO) MINORITY LEADER
Rep Sanders, Bernard - 7/26/2002 (D - At Large - VT)
Rep Frost, Martin - 7/26/2002 (D - Ft Worth, Corsicana, Dallas, TX)
Rep Holt, Rush D. - 9/5/2002 (D - Princeton Junction, NJ)
Rep Fattah, Chaka - 9/5/2002 (D - Philadelphia, PA)
Rep Pastor, Ed - 9/5/2002 (D- Pheonix, Yuma, Tucson, AZ)
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. - 9/5/2002 (D - New York City, Astoria, NY)
Rep Langevin, James R. - 9/11/2002 (D - Warwick, RI)
Rep Serrano, Jose E. - 9/11/2002 (D - Bronx, NY)
Rep Green, Gene - 9/11/2002 (D - Houston, TX)
Rep Phelps, David D. - 9/11/2002 (D - Eldorado, Decatur, Lawrenceville, W
Frankfort, Effingham, Marion, Charleston, IL)
Rep Walsh, James T. - 9/12/2002 (R - Syarcuse, Auburn, Cortland, NY)
Rep Acevedo-Vila, Anibal - 9/12/2002 (D - San Juan, Ponce, PR)
Rep Larson, John B. - 9/12/2002 (D -  Hartford, CT)
Rep Evans, Lane - 9/17/2002 (D - Moline, Galensburg, IL)
Rep Bishop, Sanford D. Jr. - 10/2/2002 (D - Albany, Dawson, Valdosta, GA)
Rep Foley, Mark - 10/7/2002 (R - Palm Beach Gardens, Port St. Lucie FL)

I will be sending out information (summary, etc.) so you can bring this
when
you vist, but just FYI the bill is remaining the same as last time.

Please keep us posted on your progress.

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