Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Senator Robert Casey, Jr., bill co-sponsors, and disability advocates highlighted growing support for the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act - HR 647/S 313) at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, March 14. The bipartisan legislation - with over 100 House and Senate co-sponsors - aims to create an improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities through tax-free savings accounts.
House and Senate bill co-sponsors and self-advocates from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) spoke at the press conference on the grounds of the United States Capitol on Thursday (3/14). They were joined by representatives from the disability advocacy community, including NDSS, Autism Speaks, and The Arc. With the Capitol Dome behind them, members of the group highlighted the road ahead for the bill and described an improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities through the legislation.
In addition to Crenshaw, Casey and other bill co-sponsors, John Anton, National Down Syndrome Society Self Advocate, spoke at the event. Anton, of Haverhill, MA, currently serves as an intern in the office of Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers.A video in support of the legislation: