August Recess Coming to a Close. VGM Hosts Rep. Abby Finkenauer and Sen. Chuck Grassley

Published in Member Communities on Friday, September 6, 2019

On Friday, Rep. Abby Finkenauer paid her first visit to VGM since being elected in 2018. Rep. Finkenauer toured the building, shaking hands with many employees. She then met with members of the executive team and discussed current HME concerns. Rep. Finkenauer has supported all DME/CRT bills presented to her. The VGM Executive team was able to thank Rep. Finkenauer in person for being supportive of all HME legislation.

VGM Associates with Rep. Abby Finkenauer (in orange)
VGM Associates with Rep. Abby Finkenauer (in orange)

Sen. Grassley held a town hall with VGM staff and local guests yesterday afternoon. VGM staff addressed many current healthcare issues.

Support from Sen. Grassley is key as he is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and is the current President pro tempore. Sen. Grassley has been a reliable supporter of HME legislation. The VGM staff was able to thank Sen. Grassley in person for his support.

(John Gallagher, Sen. Grassley and Heather Trumm) (Sen. Grassley during the Q&A at VGM)
(John Gallagher, Sen. Grassley and Heather Trumm) (Sen. Grassley during the Q&A at VGM)

Richard Friedman of Complex Rehab Solutions met Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL-20) in Tamarac, FL, to discuss both DME and CRT issues. This concludes Richard’s congressional meetings. Richard attended seven congressional meetings in Southern Florida in his own district and the districts his company serves. This is truly inspirational! Great work, Richard!

(Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Richard Friedman of Complex Rehab Solutions)
(Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Richard Friedman of Complex Rehab Solutions)

As the August recess comes to a close, the focus will shift to following up with congressional offices. Many of you reported very responsive and supportive engagements with your members of Congress who committed to supporting DME and CRT legislation. These congressional leaders had many conversations over the couple months. They will need a reminder! They return to Washington D.C. next week. Reach out to their congressional offices next week. Click here to find the contact information for you congressional representatives offices.


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