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Featured Members of Congress

Over the past several decades, NCRA's Government Relations Department has worked closely with Congress to protect and advance the court reporting profession. We think it is important to recognize and thank members of Congress that have over the years been very supportive of court reporters and the court reporting industry overal. These members of Congress, as well as numerous others, have worked diligently on Capitol Hill to give a voice to the interests of the court reporting profession.

Members of the US House of Representatives

Ron Kind

Rep. Ron Kind - Congressman Kind is is a long time supporter of the issues that affect court reporters day-to-day. Rep. Kind sponsored the legislation authorizing the Veteran's History Project, of which NCRA is an active participant.
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Rob Andrews


Rep. Rob Andrews - Rep. Andrews was a champion for the Training for Realtime Writers Act. This program offers grants to court reporting programs to train captioners, CART providers, and realtime reporters.
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 John Shimkus

Rep. John Shimkus - Rep. Shimkus previously had the court reporting school Midstate College in the district. He has over the years been very supportive in legislation for court reporters. Recently, Rep. Shimkus spoke to attendees of NCRA's Legislative Boot Camp on the importance of citizen advocacy.  
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 Aderholt

Rep. Robert Aderholt - Rep. Aderholt has a court reporting school in his district, Gadsden State Community College. He has also been very helpful when it comes to introducing and supporting legislation for court reporters. Recently, Rep. Aderholt sponsored H.R. 3808, the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act, legislation that was supported by NCRA.
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Rep. Lamar Smith - Rep. Smith was a co-sponsor of the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012. The Local Courthouse safety Act would provide more safety equipment and training to courthouses around the country.

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Senate Members

 Harkin

Sen. Tom Harkin - Sen. Harkin has been active with helping the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. He also recorded this video before NCRA's 2010 Annual Convention.
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 Franken


Sen. Al Franken - Sen. Franken’s leadership and commitment to the safety of local courthouses has been very benifical in an effort to raise awarness to the recent violence that has occured in courthouses across the country. He is an original co-sponsor of the Local Courthouse Safety Act.
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 Boozman

Sen. John Boozman - Sen. Boozman with Sen. Franken is an original co-sponsor of the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012. The Local Courthouse safety Act would provide more safety equipment and training to courthouses around the country.
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