The AARC is actively involved in both Federal and State legislative regulatory affairs. They aggressively advocate for recognition of the value of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapists in all areas of public policy. This has become of growing concern as health care costs endure increasing scrutiny and the effectiveness of respiratory care in controlling these costs is questioned.
Each state society appoints a member to represent their constituency directly in Washington DC. This occurs on “Hill Day”, when all of the states’ PACT members travel to DC to meet individually with their representatives in Congress and ask for their support of our legislation.
YOU CAN HELP!
It takes more than one voice to be heard in DC. This is where you can make a difference and promote your profession. Please write, email, call, or ask to meet directly with your district’s Representative, and discuss your wish for their support.
A list is provided below of the state’s districts and their elected Congressman. In addition you will notice that we have District members who you may contact to aid you in communicating with your elected officials.
STATE PACT Rep: Brooke Yeager, MSRT, RRT firstname.lastname@example.org
Trey Gowdy – http://gowdy.house.gov/
PACT Rep: Todd Davenport, RRT –
Mick Mulvaney – http://mulvaney.house.gov/
PACT Rep: Vacant
James Clyburn – http://clyburn.house.gov/
PACT Rep: Vacant-