Federal Advocacy

US Capitol Building
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo: File image.

OACB routinely engages with members of Ohio's congressional delegation, key national stakeholder organizations, and various federal agency officials on behalf of Ohio's DD support system. By speaking with one unified voice, Ohio's county boards of DD can ensure that our state is well-represented on issues of national significance and guarantee that people with developmental disabilities have a strong advocate in our nation's capital.

Federal Legislation

OACB is actively monitoring several pieces of legislation that could affect county boards of developmental disabilities and the people with developmental disabilities they serve.  Where necessary, OACB is engaging directly with lawmakers and their legislative staff in order to ensure the voice of county boards is heard.  For a complete list of bills currently on OACB's radar, please contact Director of Government Relations, Erich Bittner at ebittner@oacbdd.org.

Administrative Rules

OACB carefully monitors and reports on federal rules from various federal bodies, including: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and others.  For a complete list of rules upon which OACB is actively engaged, please contact OACB's Director of Government Relations, Erich Bittner at ebittner@oacbdd.org.