Wednesday, July 25, 2018

AHCA/NCAL Urges Members to Meet with Lawmakers During Congressional Recess

Drew Thies

Next week marks the beginning of the annual month-long break when Members of Congress return to their home states for a prolonged work period. This is a great time for AHCA/NCAL members to meet with their Representatives and Senators during facility tours and town halls.

The August recess is typically a time where AHCA/NCAL members schedule hundreds of meetings with their Members of Congress. Lawmakers are particularly eager to meet with constituent providers and residents during an election year to hear from voters on what issues are affecting them.

Both the House and Senate will be out the first week of August for state and district work periods. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier this year that the Senate recess will be abbreviated, and members will return to Washington for the remaining weeks of August. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he has no plans for representatives to shorten their August recess.

AHCA/NCAL has numerous resources for members who would like to host a facility tour during the August recess. Online, members can access facility tour guides as well as the most recent issue briefs for post-acute and long term care policy. If members need further assistance, they can contact Matt Smyth or Drew Thies.

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