The Department of Labor overtime rule has entered the final stage of review before it takes effect - reach out to Congress now! On Monday, the rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which now has until June 12 to complete its review. However, it could be finalized even sooner, which makes it critical that you reach out to Members of Congress to inform them of the hardship this rule will cause for providers. From March 28 – April 8, Members of Congress will be working in their districts - please take advantage of their being more accessible during this time.
The in-district period creates opportunities for you to ask your delegation in-person to help providers comply with the proposed Department of Labor change to the overtime rule by providing additional temporary funding. Face to face interactions are very powerful in helping Members of Congress understand the human side of a policy, and how it affects their constituents.
You can find ANCOR's talking points and messaging guidelines at http://www.disabilitysos.org/.
The links to each Indiana Member of Congress’ page are below. If you do not know who your Member of Congress is, click here.
Links to contact your Member of Congress pages:
United States Senator Dan Coats:
United States Senator Joe Donnelly:
Congressman Pete Visclosky, District 1:
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, District 2:
Congressman Marlin Stutzman, District 3:
Congressman Todd Rokita, District 4:
Congresswoman Susan Brooks, District 5:
Congressman Luke Messer, District 6:
Congressman André Carson, District 7:
Congressman Larry Bucschon, District 8:
Congressman Todd Young, District 9:
Please let us know which Members of Congress you contact and forward any response you receive to Sarah Chestnut at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you who cannot step away from your work, please spare us five minutes of your time to send Congress a personalized SOS by clicking here. We have had a great response so far but the more a Congressional office hears from their constituents, the more they pay attention. It is easier to influence a policy before it has been put in place than after, so it is critical that you speak up now before the overtime rule takes effect. We are expecting the overtime rule to be implemented by fall at the latest, so Congress needs to act immediately and for that it needs to hear from you.
Click here to contact your Member of Congress.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the INARF office.