Learn about the most current issues the NETWORK is supporting below.
This month, in the face of a chronically high unemployment rate and a low Labor Force Participation Rate for people with disabilities, Members of the United States House of Representatives announced the establishment of the Bipartisan House Working Group on Employing People with Disabilities. The working group will develop legislation that they hope will increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The task force's five members will develop proposals and then solicit feedback on them from the disability community. Aaron Kaufman, JFNA Senior Legislative Associate, will be monitoring the working group closely and the Network will be kept abreast of developments. Please contact him with questions.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has completed a draft of its FY 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan and is seeking stakeholder feedback. JFNA's Washington Office plans to submit a comment letter and is asking for your input on the proposal, as many of the goals and objectives detailed in the draft plan relate to the important member agencies do every day. If you'd like to participate, please send your comments to Mindy Reinstein, NJHSA Washington Representative and JFNA Director of Government Affairs, by Friday, October 20th.