March 17, 2004
Following last week's Capitol Hill blitz by more than 100 radiologic technologists (RTs), six more Representatives and one additional Senator have signed on as cosponsors of the Consumers Assurance Radiologic Excellence (CARE) bill. Members of the SNM Technologist Section and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists teamed up to lobby Congress for passage of HR 1214 in the House of Representatives, and S 1197 (the RadCARE bill) in the Senate.
New cosponsors of HR 1214 are Representatives Danny Davis (D-IL), George Miller (D-CA), David Wu (D-OR), Henry Hyde (R-IL), Rob Simmons (R-CT) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). In the Senate Mark Dayton (D-MN) has added his name as a cosponsor of the RadCARE bill. This brings the total number of cosponsors to 79 in the House and 10 in the Senate.