CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STANDS UP FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) voted to open opportunities for people with disabilities to build a tax-exempt savings account to pay for higher education expenses, a primary residence, transportation, obtaining and maintaining employment, health and wellness, and other personal needs. The bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE Act (H.R. 647), of which Congressman Bishop is a co-sponsor, was approved by the United States House of Representatives by a vote of 404 to 7.
“The ABLE Act is long overdue legislation that will allow individuals with disabilities to keep more of their hard earned savings and lead more independent lives,” said Congressman Bishop.
The ABLE Act is supported by many organizations including the National Federation of the Blind, National Down Syndrome Society, Autism Society, National Organization on Disability, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities.
To read more about the ABLE Act, please click here.