Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act of 2011 (HR 1426/S 975)

On September 1,2011 a group of students consisting of first, second and third year CU PT students (3rd year: Leslie Sanchez, Jennifer Keller, Dave Gerbarg, Jackie Kiernan, 2nd year: Julie Engle, Tracy Louk, 1st year: Erica Hylton) met with Andrea Autobee (Congresswoman Diana DeGette's Congressional Aid).  The meeting agenda included a 1 hour tour of physical therapy facilities on the Anshutz Medical Campus: Dr. Melanson lab, Dr. Stephens-Lapsly lab, physical therapy gait lab, and the physical therapy student teaching labs.  The tour was followed by a 1 hour conversation on the bill HR 1426.  We specifically asked for Congresswoman Diana DeGette to sign on and support HR 1426 while it is in her committee.  Currently, the only Colorado legislator to sign on and support our bill is Congressman Perlmutter.

I have included our 1 page summary statement as to why Congresswoman DeGette should support our bill.
I encourage everyone to continue to write to your legislators and ask for their support!  You may include this 1 page summary with your letters (just don't forget to change the name ;)  Post any of your questions, comments or progress!

H.R. 1426 Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act of 2011

S. 975 Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act of 2011


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