Congresswoman Jenkins Applauds Passage Of ABLE Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the House of Representatives passed the Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 404 to 17. This legislation will empower individuals and families to save funds to support individuals with disabilities and help them maintain their health, independence, and a better quality of life. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) was a cosponsor of this legislation and delivered the following remarks on the House Floor:

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The following are Congresswoman Jenkins’ remarks:

I rise today in support of the ABLE Act. I am a cosponsor of this bill because I believe that we need to make it easier for families with individuals with disabilities to save money for their care and not be penalized for doing so.  

This legislation also makes an important improvement to 529 plans that will give parents more control over their children's savings.

It is rare for a bill to gain as much bipartisan support in both the House and Senate as the ABLE Act has.  

“This is because advocates for the ABLE Act have worked tirelessly over the past several years to ensure that it crosses the finish line.  

I am pleased that many of them are here today and I congratulate them on their hard work.”

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