Dec 3, 2014

Helping Disabled Americans Live Independent Lives

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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act:

“So many disabled Americans who want to live independent lives are unable to do so because of financial constraints.  The ABLE Act will both empower and help ease the burden of disabled Americans by letting them and their families create tax-free accounts that can be used to pay for education, housing, transportation, or other disability-related expenses. It’s no wonder that Representative Crenshaw’s (FL-04) bill passed with widespread, bipartisan support, because it gives individuals with disabilities more opportunities by clearing away some of the obstacles they face so that they can achieve a better life.”