HLG will be traveling to Washington DC for a meeting Wednesday with a Senator’s lead staffer on immigration. The Senator is one of the six people who we have regularly mentioned as key on this issue.
The meeting was set-up by one of our best clients. The purpose of the meeting is to impress upon the Senator’s staffer the importance of a “bridge” bill to end immediately Schedule retrogression. This is the fifth different HLG staffing company/facility client who has successfully set-up such a meeting in the last six weeks.
We are guardedly optimistic that a bridge bill can be passed in the near term, in spite of Congressional leaders’ apprehension. As we have previously mentioned there is an inverse relationship between the likelihood of a bridge bill and CIR. To some degree this is understandable – Congresses overall goal is to pass a major immigration bill that solves many needs, not just healthcare’s desires.
After the Washington DC trip, we head to New York City for our Annual Symposium. We currently have full registration for this event. We look forward to seeing everyone. We’ll try and post over the next few days, although that may be impossible in light of the travel plans. In the meantime, if anyone has any connection with the “Big Six,” please try and set up an appointment. HLG will surely attend and advocate.
Here are the six key Congressmen and Senators:
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D- MA)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)