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  • Midterms and Beyond: Find Out What Could Happen on Capitol Hill

    A recent APTA Google+ Roundtable now available on YouTube makes one point very clear: while there's plenty of media attention on which party will control the US Senate after the coming midterm elections, that's just 1 of several moving parts in Congress that could impact how the physical therapy profession's legislative priorities are addressed on Capitol Hill.

    In a 35-minute video session that covered everything from Senate races to the politics of lame duck sessions, APTA Director of Grassroots and Political Affairs Michael Matlack answered questions about the current political landscape in Washington, and how APTA and its members can continue to influence legislation on issues such as the therapy cap, locum tenens, and direct access.

    In addition to insight on politics and the legislative process, the session also provides viewers with an overview of how APTA relies on its members to identify important issues in the profession, and how those issues take root as advocacy through grassroots efforts and the work of PT-PAC, the profession's political action committee.

    Want to keep up with where your members of Congress stand on the issues important to the physical therapy profession? Download the free APTA Action App for the latest information and easy ways to make your voice heard. Search "APTA Action" in your Apple or Google Play app store to download the app.

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