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Washington Update: May 16, 2017

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Congressional Updates
Lisa Ekman, JD, MSW
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Tags: May 2017


Join Director of Government Affairs, Lisa Ekman, for updates on the status of Social Security's appropriation for Fiscal Year 2017 and the budget outlook for Fiscal Year 2018, Social Security legislation introduced in the 115th Congress, on Trump Administration appointees to the Social Security Administration (if there are any), implementation of newly finalized regulations and hearing backlog reduction plans, and the importance of participating in NOSSCR's Hill Day at the June conference. 

No CLE will be provided.

Registration is limited, but a recording will be made available.

The webinars will be held quarterly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 pm, Eastern time.

Next webinars: August 15, November 21, 2017.


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Director of Government Affairs


Lisa Ekman is NOSSCR’s Director of Government Affairs. She has more than 16 years of experience working to improve economic security for people with disabilities, focusing on SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare and Medicaid, employment programs, and long-term services and supports. She started her disability policy career as a Presidential Management Intern at the Social Security Administration, where she worked on the development and implementation of the Ticket to Work Program. She has worked as a staff member to the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel, and as disability policy advisor to Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Tom Harkin, and James Jeffords on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. After her time on Capitol Hill, she served as a Senior Policy Analyst in Legislative Affairs for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities before returning to school to earn her law degree. Directly prior to joining NOSSCR, she served as the Director of Federal Policy for Health & Disability Advocates. She has also provided disability policy consulting services to NOSSCR, the American Association of People with Disabilities, Axiom Resource Management, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Ekman received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University, her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver, and a Bachelors in Communications from Northwestern University.