Posted by: stimcity | December 12, 2012

Who Decides Our Fate?

As the Armed Services Committees debate the language of the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), these are the members we need to contact to remind them of the critical importance of our amendment for ABA autism treatments.

U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services  (SASC)

Phone: 202-224-3871

U.S. House Committee on Armed Services  (HASC)

Phone: (202) 225-4151

SASC Member Phone Numbers*

[*How they voted for the Gillibrand Autism Amendment on November 29. Y=Yea. N=Nay. Contacting the Members who voted against our amendment is a priority.]

(Y) Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) 202.224.6221

(N) Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) 202.224.2235

(Y) Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)  202.224.4451  [SPONSOR]

(Y) Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) 202.224.4041  [COSPONSOR]

(Y) Daniel Akaka (D-HI) 202.224.6361  [COSPONSOR]

(Y) Mark Begich (D-AK) 202.224.3004   [COSPONSOR]

(Y) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) 202.224.2823  [COSPONSOR]

(Y) Jack Reed (D-RI) 202.224.4642

(Y) Jim Webb (D-VA) 202.224.4024

(Y) Claire McCaskill (D-MO) 202.224.6154

(Y) Mark Udall (D-CO) 202.224.5941

(Y) Kay Hagan (D-NC) 202.224.6342

(Y) Joe Manchin (D-WV) 202.224.3954

(Y) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 202.224.2841

(N) Ben Nelson (D-NE) 202.224.6551

(N) Lindsay Graham (R-SC) 202.224.5972

(N) James Inhofe (R-OK)  202.224.4721

(N) Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 202.224.4124

(N) Roger Wicker (R-MS) 202.224.6253

(N) Rob Portman (R-OH)  202.224.3353

(N) John Cornyn (R-TX) 202.224.2934

(N) David Vitter (R-LA) 202.224.4623

(Y) Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) 202.224.3324

(Y) Susan Collins (R-ME)  202.224.2523

(Y) Scott Brown (R-MA) 202.224.4543

(Y) Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) 202.224.3521

HASC Member Phone Numbers*

[*These are the Members of the HASC who did NOT cosponsor CMKAA.]

Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA-25) (202) 225-1956

Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13) (202) 225-3706

Ranking Member, Adam Smith (D-WA-9) (202) 225-8901

Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD-6) 202-225-2721

Todd Akin (R-MO-2) (202) 225-2561

J. Randy Forbes (R-VA-4) (202) 225 – 6365

Joe Wilson (R-SC-2) (202) 225-2452

Michael Turner (R-OH-3) (202) 225-6465

John Kline (R-MN-2) (202) 225-2271

Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) (202) 225-3261

Trent Franks (R-AZ-2) (202) 225-4576

Bill Schuster (R-PA-9) 202.225.2431

Mike Conaway (R-TX-11) (202) 225-3605

Doug Lambourn (R-CO-5) (202) 225-4422

Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) (202) 225-4261

Duncan Hunter (R-CA-52) (202) 225-5672

John Fleming (R-LA-4) (202) 225-2777

Mike Coffman (R-CO-6) (202) 225-7882

Scott Rigell (R-VA-2) (202) 225-4215

Chris Gibson (R-NY-20) (202) 225-1168

Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4) (202) 225-2876

Joe Heck (R-NV-3) (202) 225-3252

Bobby Schilling (R-IL-17) (202) 225-5905

Jon Runyan (R-NJ-3) (202) 225-4765

Austin Scott (R-GA-8)  (202) 225-6531

Tim Griffin (R-AR-2) (202) 225-2506

Steve Palazzo (R-MS-4) (202) 225-5772

Allen West (R-FL-22) 202-225-3026

Martha Roby (R-AL-2)  (202) 225-2901

Mo Brooks (R-AL-5) (202) 225-4801

Todd Young (R-IN-9)  (202) 225-5315

Loretta Sanchez (D-CA-47) (202) 225-2965

Mike McIntyre (D-NC-7)  (202) 225-2731

Rob Andrews (D-NJ-1) (202) 225-6501

Susan Davis (D-CA-53) (202) 225-2040

Jim Cooper (D-TN-5) 202-225-4311

Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)  (202) 225-6576

Niki Tsongas (D-MA-5) (202) 225-3411

Larry Kissell (D-NC-8)  (202) 225-3715

Martin Heinrich (D-NM-1) (202) 225-6316

Bill Owens (D-NY-23)  (202) 225-4611

John Garamendi (D-CA-10) (202) 225-1880

Tim Ryan (D-17-OH) (202) 225-5261

Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2) 202-225-3061

Hank Johnson (D-GA-4) (202) 225-1605

Betty Sutton (D-OH-13) (202) 225-3401

Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI-1)  (202) 225-2726

Kathy Hochul (D-NY-26)  202.225.5265

Jackie Speier (D-CA-12) (202) 225-3531

It is critical that we educate these legislators on the importance of our military children gaining access to ABA – the medical community’s standard of best practice for autism and other developmental disabilities.

A sample script for calling:

“Hello, my name is _________ and I am calling to ask for __________’s support of the TRICARE autism amendment as the committee confers on the final draft of the NDAA.”

It’s that easy. (Most cell phones do not charge for long distance calls, so I use my cell phone when calling DC.)  If you can, also add a personal comment why you feel this legislation is so important. Your voice matters, and each of these legislative offices are required to log your phone call.  So pick one, or pick all, but take the time to make a difference.



Mrs. Rachel E. Kenyon

Wife to Command Sergeant Major William W. Kenyon, 1BN 102IN (MTN) CTARNG

Mother of two beautiful babes – one with autism.



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