REAADI and DRMA have been introduced!

Flyer with text that reads: "National Virtual Press Conference: Introduction of the REAADI for Disasters Act and DRMA; Tuesday, 9/14 3pm ET; Join Disability Community leaders, alongside Congressman Langevin (D-RI), in celebrating the introduction of these life-saving bills!; American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) are provided." The REAADI logo, a sun with the words REAADI for Disasters Act, is in the top left corner. A megaphone graphic sits in the bottom right corner.

On Thursday, August 5th, 2021 Senator Casey, along with 6 other Senators introduced REAADI (S. 2658) and DRMA (S. 2646) in the Senate!

On Friday, August 6th, 2021 Representative Langevin, along with 7 other Representatives, introduced REAADI (H.R. 4938) in the House, while Representative Panetta, along with 2 other Representatives introduced DRMA (H.R. 4937) in the House!

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Encourage your Congresspersons to cosponsor these life-saving bills today!

Let Congress know you and/or your organization support these two vital pieces of legislation that reinforce the rights and needs of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs before, during, and after disasters and emergencies.

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See below for a list of co-leads for REAADI and DRMA introduction.

REAADI Senate Lead Cosponsors:

  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

REAADI House Lead Cosponsors: 

  • Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)
  • Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  • Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
  • Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) 
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) 
  • Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
  • Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  • Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)

DRMA Senate Lead Cosponsors: 

  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

DRMA House Lead Cosponsors:

  • Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)
  • Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI)
  • Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR-At Large)