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Congressional Appointments

Please use this resource to assist you in scheduling appointments on Capitol Hill.


All appointments should take place on Tuesday, April 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m.


Things to keep in mind before scheduling:

  1. All appointments should be scheduled by Monday, April 6.
  2. Have one person at your chapter be responsible for scheduling appointments. If there are multiple schools in your state, please reach out to your legislative coordinator to ensure that multiple appointments are not made for the same office.
  3. If you would like to set up a meeting with a legislator not in your school’s state or district, please contact the legislative coordinator for that state.
  4. Refer to the appointment scheduling table below to see all the congressional appointments made by ASDA members.

Things to keep in mind when scheduling:

  1. Find the elected officials for your state and congressional district using ASDA Engage. Put in the zip code of your school.
  2. Call your legislator’s office. Please refer to the sample script below when making the call.
  3. Be flexible and accept a meeting with a congressional staffer.
  4. Be aware of how much time it takes to walk between congressional buildings. (Allow 20 minutes to walk from the House side (south) to the Senate side (north) of Capitol Hill.

Things to keep in mind after scheduling:

  1. Report your appointment by clicking the “Add a New Row” link below, entering the appropriate information and then clicking submit. You can go back and edit your appointment by clicking on the “Edit” link next to your entry in the table.
  2. Print business cards for your chapter. Congressional offices might ask for them.
  3. Research the legislators you are meeting with. Know what committees they sit on, know what bills they support, know if they cosponsored any of the bills ASDA is lobbying for.
  4. For other tips, visit the Lobby Day webpage.

Sample script for scheduling appointments:

  • Can I speak with the office scheduler?
    • I am [your name] from [your dental school] in your state or district from the state you represent.
    • I will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 14 for National Dental Student Lobby Day for the American Student Dental Association. I would like to meet with Senator [name]/Representative [name] or a member of their legislative staff. I would like to discuss the issues impacting dental students, such as student debt.
  • Do you have any available appointment times on that day?

Appointment Scheduling

 

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SchoolMember of CongressStateDistrictTimeSubmitted ByComments 
48750Baylor Senator Ted CruzTX 12:30Stephanie GanterMeeting with staff - 185 DirksenEdit
48753Boston UniversityRep. Jim McGovernMassachusetts2nd11:00amLucy Dang438 Cannon House Office, with Rep McGovernEdit
48729Boston UniversityLynn WestmorelandGeorgia3rd3:30Dave Lane2202 Rayburn, with Rep LWEdit
48730Boston UniversityElizabeth WarrenMassachusetts 10:00Dave Lane317 Hart, with Melea Atkins (legislative staff)Edit
48735Boston UniversityJoseph Kennedy IIIMA410AMDave Lanemeeting with Sarah CurtisEdit
48731BuffaloRichard HannaNYNY-2212:15James Wanamaker Edit
48732BuffaloJohn KatkoNYNY-2410:30James Wanamaker Edit
48733BuffaloBrian HigginsNYNY-2611amJames Wanamaker Edit
48744BuffaloTom ReedNYNY-239:30amJames WanamakerMeeting with StaffEdit
48748BuffaloChris CollinsNYNY-272:30James WanamakerMeeting with Staff Ted AlexanderEdit
48742ColoradoCory GardnerColorado 8:30amChris Klekampscheduling_gardner@gardner.senate.gov, mtg with Chris Swager and Sen. GardnerEdit
48740HoustonCongressman VelaTexas3411:00AMGlennis Katzmarkliza.lynch@mail.house.govEdit
48741HoustonCongressman Gene GreenTexas291:00PMGlennis KatzmarkMeeting with Aide Kendrick.Vela@mail.house.govEdit
48736HoustonCongressman HinojosaTexas1511:00AMGlennis KatzmarkEd Hill ed.hill@mail.house.govEdit
48737HoustonCongressman BabenTexas363:30PMGlennis Katzmarkkathryn.whitehurst@mail.house.govEdit
48749Indiana UniversitySenator Dan CoatsIndiana 10:00AMChau Leminhcasey_murphy@coats.senate.govEdit
48758LECOMRep. Buchanan FLFL-16TBASalvator La Mastra Edit
48757LECOM/UFSenator NelsonFL 11amSalvator La Mastra Edit
48739North CarolinaMark MeadowsNCNC-1112:00pmBen AndersLunch w/ Congressman Meadows and Staffer AnsleyEdit
48746North CarolinaDavid PriceNCNC-41:30pmBen AndersMeet with Congressman Price in 2108 Rayburn HOB Edit
48747NYUChristopher GibsonNY1911:00 AMLindsey AtiyehMeeting with Rebecca ShawEdit
48745NYUNita LoweyNew York172:15 PMLindsey AtiyehMeeting with Staffperson Dana MillerEdit
48759PacificJackie SpeierCA1411 a.m.Steven TrumanMolly Fishman - Legislative AssistantEdit
48734RutgersAlbio SiresNJ8th10:30AMMark OppenheimMeeting with StaffEdit
48738UICDanny DavisIL71:30- 2PMYale Choycho41@uic.eduEdit
48751UNMCSenator Deb FischerNebraska43rd9:00aKate Olenich383 RussellEdit
48752UNMCCongressman Jeff FortenberryNebraska1st11:30aKate Olenich Edit
48754West Virginia UniversityCongressman Evan JenkinsWV3rd3:00pmKerri SimpsonLegislative AssistantEdit
48755West Virginia UniversitySenator Manchin WV 13th10am Kerri SimpsonLegislative Assistant Edit
48756West Virginia UniversityCongressman McKinley WV 12:00pmKerri SimpsonLegislative AssistantEdit
         

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