Advocacy Round-Up!

Wow! Things have been busy in the realm of hospice and palliative care advocacy this past week. From having over 350 constituent meetings held in Congressional offices to many calls made by those participating in Virtual Hill Week, hospice and palliative care advocates are being heard all over Congress. And their hard work is paying off!

Here are some pictures of our front-line advocates attending Congressional meetings during their brief visit to Washington D.C.


Since July 17th, the following Members of Congress co-sponsored HAN-supported legislation:

The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act:

  • Rep. AndrĂ© Carson [D-IN7]
  • Rep. Jimmy Duncan [R-TN2]
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
  • Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-1]

The Rural Access to Hospice Act:

  • Rep. Jimmy Duncan [R-TN2]
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]
  • Rep. Patrick Meehan [R-PA7]
  • Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD0]
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8]
  • Rep. David Young [R-IA3]
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-1]


  • Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders [I-VT]

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act (PCHETA):

  • Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
  • Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand [D-NY]
  • Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
  • Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO1]
  • Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13]
  • Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26]
  • Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]
  • Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8]
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9]
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7]
  • Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
  • Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY3]
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3]
  • Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN1]


To keep up this wonderful uptick in advocacy, please take a moment to e-mail your Members of Congress NOW by clicking on one of the following action alerts below:

Patient Choice and Quality Care Act Action Alert
Rural Access to Hospice Act Action Alert

Otherwise, you can call Congress too through our Virtual Hill Week module! Please keep up the good work!