To broaden support and knowledge of hearing health issues within Congress, Representatives Tom Latham (R-IA) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) have made a commitment to reviving the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus (CHHC). The CHHC aims to provide an educational setting for discussion of issues related to hearing health. ASHA is a part of the group that has been working with Representatives Latham and McCarthy to reinvigorate the CHHC and will work to recruit other members of Congress to join the Caucus. Representatives Latham and McCarthy are now in the process of formally organizing the Caucus and hope to launch the group in January 2012. Please contact your Representative today and ask them to join the hearing health caucus.
For additional information, contact Ingrida Lusis, ASHA's director of federal and political advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.