Tom Powers Visit Washington D.C.
on January 25, 2023
With the start of the 118th Congress and all members of Congress returning to D.C., VGM Government Relations' Tom Powers headed to Capitol Hill. While he was there, he was able to attend multiple productive meetings with key players in the DMEPOS industry. This trip was important for Powers because it allowed him to take the time to re-introduce VGM and our industry to our partners in Congress and plant the seed for upcoming bills that will be introduced, including the following:
- The Patient Equity Act (Custom Breast Prosthesis)
- The Medicare Orthotics & Prosthetics Patient-Centered Care Act
- The DMEPOS Relief Act
Congressional members that he met with included Reps. Miller-Meeks, Feenstra, Williams, Slotkin, as well as Sens. Schumer, Duckworth, and Durbin. Attending these events is an important part of building relationships with these members of Congress. Over his many years with VGM, Tom has been able to use these relationships to help pass industry legislation and rules, and we appreciate his efforts.