November 21, 2014
By: Michelle Diament
With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said Wednesday that the House of Representatives will hold a floor vote on the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act next month.
“As the mom of a son who was born with an extra 21st chromosome, I understand firsthand how federal policies can limit — not expand — opportunities for those with disabilities. The ABLE Act will change that and I am thrilled to announce we will get this critical, bipartisan legislation to the floor this December,” McMorris Rodgers told Disability Scoop.
Matt Sparks, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., confirmed that the vote will take place the first week of December.
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