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Contact your Members of Congress to Support Competitive Integrated Employment
The bipartisan Transformation to Competitive Employment Act was reintroduced in the Senate on November 17 by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). Earlier in the year, this bill was introduced in the House by Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA). See the current list of cosponsors in the House here.  It is important that we get as many cosponsors as possible for this bipartisan effort to increase employment opportunities.

Specifically, the bill includes a six-year phase-out of subminimum wage certificates that are currently authorized under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Two grant programs are authorized to support states to help build capacity to provide competitive integrated employment. The bill also creates a technical assistance center to support all state entities to transform systems and to disseminate best practices and lessons learned on the transition from subminimum wage to competitive employment.

Please contact your Representatives and Senators to urge them to co-sponsor the bill. Thank you for supporting employment for people with autism.

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