Nova Southeastern Students Head to Capitol Hill for a Day of Advocacy
On Friday, May 8th, a group of five students and three faculty members from Nova Southeastern University traveled to Washington, DC to meet with their senators and representatives. The students began their day with a legislative briefing provided by Academy staff, followed by meetings with five Senate offices. The group was able to meet with the offices of both Florida Senators, Bill Nelson (D-FL) (pictured) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). After a busy morning of Senate meetings, the students spent the afternoon meeting with their House representatives. During these meetings, the students advocated for the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act (H.R. 1882, S. 353) and the reauthorization of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (H.R. 1344). They also discussed their concerns with and opposition to the Veteran’s Access to Hearing Health Act (H.R. 353) and the Veterans Hearing Aid Access and Assistance Act (S. 564). Additional information on each of these bills can be found on the Academy’s Legislative Action Center.
The Academy regularly hosts both students groups and groups of audiologists interested in visiting Capitol Hill. For more information, contact Kate Thomas, director of payment policy and legislative affairs, or check out the “Audiology Advocate” column in the July/August edition of Audiology Today.