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A New Congress Means New Bills: A Legislation Recap from the 115th Congress

As the new Congress is sworn in today, we wanted to take a look back at the work of AOTA Federal Affairs in the previous Congress. Here is a list of some of the major legislation that AOTA supported during the 115th Congress (Jan 2017- Jan 2019) and a summary of some of the outcomes. We will be...

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Education Funding and the 2018 Election

As an AOTA Federal Lobbyist, much of my job centers on advocating for occupational therapy practitioners working in the public schools. We have heard from you how cuts to education funding have affected hiring and caseloads. With the 2018 mid-term election nearly behind us, let’s look at a few...

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Education Funding Victories in 2019

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees both approved their spending bills for the 2019 fiscal year (FY19), each included spending increases for two Federal education funding sources that will benefit school based occupational therapy practitioners. The first is an increase to the...

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