Federal Issues

Registration is now open! Join us on April 11 & 12 for 2021 Virtual Advocacy Forum. Learn how you can get involved to make a difference for people living with limb loss and limb difference. Attendees who complete both days of education and training will be certified as Lead Advocates.

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Capitol BuildingFunding for Programs and Research Affecting People with Limb Loss

The Amputee Coalition operates many programs and services through a collaborative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and works through a grant within the ACL to provide services for the National Limb Loss Resource Center, our Peer Support Network, the Youth Camp, and some of our Publications, and events. No ACL funding is ever used for lobbying purposes. This funding is imperative to providing the resources and services we do to ensure people affected by limb loss are able to live well and live successfully and independently in their communities. In addition, we are also working with members of Congress, the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Center for Medical Research and Rehabilitation (NCMRR), the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) the Veterans Administration (VA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and other agencies, to encourage investments in funding and research to help support the limb loss community and improve patient outcomes.  We are also working with the Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) and Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to look at bringing technological advancements forward for members of the military and the general population. You can also help by personally supporting the Amputee Coalition’s efforts through our secure online donation form so that we can continue to provide the programs and services important to the limb loss community.

Would you like to get more involved?

Go to our Grassroots Advocacy Center, and get involved by contacting your legislators and sharing some of the information above.  Your voice and your personal experiences can make a significant difference in each of these initiatives. If you’d like to get involved in your state, go to our State Issues page and get resources and see what’s happening in your state!

How to Contact your Legislators

The Amputee Coalition works on a broad range of Federal issues. This page provides information about how to contact your legislators and a background on several issues which are currently being addressed.  You can email the Amputee Coalition at federal@amputee-coalition.org or contact your legislators and share the issues that are affecting you. Every person is represented by one member of Congress and two U.S. Senators: