Government Affairs

Consistent with the National Rehabilitation Association's mission statement "The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities", the Governmental Affairs Program offers our members the opportunity to participate meaningfully in shaping vocational rehabilitation policy at the State and Federal levels. 

Being the longest-serving and one of the strongest organizations in providing advocacy and awareness on behalf of individuals with disabilities, the National Rehabilitation Association's Governmental Affairs professionals are committed to communicating the importance of informed grassroots advocacy and enhanced outreach to every level of government to ensure the continuation of evidence-based rehabilitation practices and policies.


Government Affairs Resources

Preparing for your Hill Visits
(Microsoft Word Document)
Sample Appointment Letter
(Microsoft Word Document)

Issue Statement

The National Rehabilitation Association produces numerous “Issue Statements” stating the NRA’s position on issues and policy currently in Congress and Government. The Issue Statements are approved by the NRA’s board. 

2018 NRA Issue Statements
Qualified Rehabilitation Personnel
ADA Education and Reform Act
Disability Integration Act
Marrakesh Book Treaty
Keep RSA in DOE

2017 NRA Issue Statements
Social Security
Preserving Healthcare
Mental Health
2016 NRA Issue Statements
2016 Issue Statement - click here

2015 NRA Issue Statements

2015 Issue Statement

2014 NRA Issue Statements

2014 Issue Statement 

2013 NRA Issue Statements

2013 Issue Statements Summary 

Each Issue contains a statement of the issue, a background and discussion of the issue, and concludes with a recommendation provided by the NRA.