On April 28, 15 Members of the House of Representatives from both parties sent a letter to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee requesting $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program in FY 2022. This amount reflects the President’s budget recommendation to double funding for the program in the coming fiscal year. The letter was spearheaded by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
In addition, 26 national organization members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) sent a letter to House and Senate appropriators that included a request of $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program.
If your Representative signed the letter, be sure to THANK THEM! Even if your Representative did not sign onto this letter, it is not too late to contact them and urge them to support $14 million for the Program in FY 2022. Contact your Senators as well.
See National Respite Coalition Alert for more information.
Contact information for U.S. House Members.
Contact information for U.S. Senators.
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