We have a new bill in the 116th Congress which needs your immediate attention.
The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Casey of Pennsylvania and Senator Van Hollen of Maryland, and was assigned bill number
S. 260. In the House, Chairman Bobby Scott of Virginia and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington introduced companion legislation, H.R. 873.
These bills would phase out Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act over a
six-year period. We have the opportunity to give these bills a strong start by immediately building cosponsor support. Therefore, please call or email your senators and ask them to cosponsor S. 260 and call or email your representative and have him or her to cosponsor H.R. 873. When you call or email, you might say something like:
“Hello, my name is [your name] and I am a constituent of [your senator/representative]. I live in [city, state]. I am calling to urge [your senator/representative] to cosponsor [S. 260 for Senate calls/H.R. 873 for House calls], the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act. This bill would phase out subminimum wages for people with disabilities over a six-year period, and eliminate Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the provision that allows this. I urge [your senator/representative] to cosponsor the bill”.
Contact both of your Indiana Senators and your House Representative by using the links below, or calling the Capitol Switchboard and asking for your Representative or Senator. The number is 202-224-3121. If you email your representative or senators, please BCC your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is critical that we move on this quickly, so please make your calls and send your emails as soon as possible. Use the links below to contact Indiana congressmen and learn more about H.R. 873 and S. 260, The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
Indiana Senators In the US Senate
- Braun, Mike (R – IN)
- B85 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
- (202) 224-4814
- Young, Todd (R – IN)
- B33 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
- (202) 224-5623
Contact Senator Todd Young
9 Indiana Representatives In the US House
Visclosky, Peter | D | 2328 RHOB
202-225-2461 | Appropriations
- Walorski, Jackie | R | 419 CHOB
202-225-3915 | Ways and Means
Banks, Jim | R | 509 CHOB
202-225-4436 | Armed Services Science, Space, and Technology Veterans’ Affairs
- Baird, James | R | 532 CHOB
Brooks, Susan W. | R | 1030 LHOB
202-225-2276 | Energy and CommerceEthics
- Pence, Greg | R | 222 CHOB
Carson, Andre | D | 2135 RHOB
202-225-4011 | Intelligence (Permanent)Transportation
Bucshon, Larry | R | 005 LHOB
202-225-4636 | Energy and Commerce
Hollingsworth, Trey | R | 1641 LHOB
202-225-5315 | Financial Services