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Cathy McMorris Rodgers' Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 5, Republican Majority Conference Chair
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Feb. 21, 2018 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct builds on the legacy of the ABLE Act to encourage people with disabilities to explore the workforce & reach their full potential."
Feb. 20, 2018 Tweet - "The ABLE Act marked the beginning of a new chapter for millions of Americans with disabilities -- one of opportunity, independence, and empowerment. We enhanced ABLE accounts in #taxreform to build on this legacy."
Feb. 19, 2018 Tweet - "What does a job mean for someone with a disability? It means they'll have an opportunity to reach their full potential and live a more independent life. That's what my #ABLE provisions in #taxreform will deliver."
Feb. 18, 2018 Tweet - "17,314 new ABLE accounts opened since September of last year. With my ABLE Financial Planning Act and ABLE to Work Act signed into law in December we can continue to build on this success."
Feb. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Meet Blake. He's an entrepreneur and, like my son, he has Down Syndrome. This is how the #ABLE provisions in #taxreform can help him further chase his dreams."
Feb. 15, 2018 Mcmorris Rodgers Statement on ADA Education and Reform Act
Feb. 15, 2018 Tweet - "The ADA was enacted more than 25 years ago to protect the disability community, and as part of that community, I could not in good conscience vote for this bill."
Feb. 14, 2018 We're Excited About What Tax Reform Means for People
Feb. 14, 2018 Tweet - "This is what the ABLE Act is all about (Special Character) Empowering our children to pursue their dreams no matter the challenges or hurdles they may face."
Feb. 13, 2018 Tweet - "What does #taxreform mean for families with children with disabilities? Because of the ABLE provisions that were signed into law in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, it means their kids have a brighter future full of more opportunities to succeed."
Feb. 10, 2018 Tweet - "A job is so much more than a paycheck, it gives you purpose. The ABLE to Work Act, which is now law, encourages people with disabilities to join the workforce."
Feb. 3, 2018 Tweet - "People with disabilities are living longer, healthier and productive lives, working and contributing to society. I'm proud to lead in celebrating what every person has to offer. Learn about my #ABLE2 provisions that became law in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct (Special Character)"
Feb. 2, 2018 Tweet - "We need to celebrate what each and every person has to offer, and my #ABLE2 legislation, signed into law last year, will help encourage those with disabilities to live full and independent lives."
Feb. 2, 2018 Tweet - "With #ABLE2 signed into law with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct we are helping those with disabilities work, save, and live their lives."
Jan. 28, 2018 Tweet - "Family caregivers, like those here in Eastern Washington, shouldn't have their Medicaid dollars taken before they even see them. I'm working on legislation to ensure we protect these caregivers."
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Families with children with disabilities are also the faces of tax reform because the #TaxCutsandJobsAct carries on the legacy of the ABLE Act."
Jan. 16, 2018 Tweet - "The #ABLE provisions that are now law in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct will empower our children to pursue their dreams no matter the challenges or hurdles they may face."
Jan. 15, 2018 Tweet - "#Taxreform carries on the legacy of the ABLE Act. It allows families to roll over funds from a 529 college saving account to an ABLE account so they can pay medical bills and other living expenses."
Jan. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Because of the #ABLE provisions in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct more Americans with disabilities will be able to explore the workforce."
Jan. 14, 2018 Tweet - "The #ABLE provisions in #taxreform are about helping individuals with disabilities reach their full potential."
Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Transforming our expectations for people with disabilities is what the ABLE Act is all about. Because of the #ABLE provisions in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, more individuals will have the opportunity for a better and more independent life."
Jan. 5, 2018 Tweet - "More faces of #taxreform (Special Character). Two #ABLE provisions I wrote to empower individuals with disabilities were included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is now the law of the land."
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "3 years ago the #ABLE Act marked a new chapter for individuals with disabilities-- one of empowerment, opportunity, and independence. Learn how we expanded this landmark, bipartisan legislation in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct."
Jan. 3, 2018 Tweet - "Get the FACTS: The #TaxCutsandJobsAct expands the tax-free ABLE savings accounts for individuals with disabilities."
Dec. 29, 2017 Tweet - "Transforming our expectations for people with disabilities is what the #ABLE Act is all about. That's why with #taxreform, we are expanding ABLE accounts so that more individuals can work, chase their dreams, & live more independently."
Dec. 21, 2017 Tweet - "The #ABLEact marked a new chapter for people with disabilities -- one of empowerment, opportunity, and independence. I'm so proud the #TaxCutsandJobsAct builds on that legacy."
Dec. 20, 2017 Tweet - "From the very beginning, our goal has been to improve people's lives with pro-economic growth and pro-family tax reform. This includes individuals with disabilities."
Dec. 19, 2017 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Anniversary of the ABLE Act Being Signed into Law
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "The #ABLE Act became law 3 years ago & it marked a new chapter for people with disabilities-- one of empowerment, opportunity, and independence. Today, as we move to pass the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, it is fitting that we once again reflect on those words."
Dec. 19, 2017 Tweet - "The #ABLE Act is about empowering our children to pursue their dreams no matter the challenges or hurdles they may face ."
Dec. 19, 2017 Transforming Our Expectations
Dec. 18, 2017 No, tax reform doesn't hurt people with disabilities
Dec. 15, 2017 Tweet - "Proud to say our #taxreform plan builds on the legacy of the #ABLEAct and helps families who have children with disabilities."
Dec. 15, 2017 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Conference Report
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Our tax bill will help real people like Blake Pyron, an entrepreneur from Sanger, Texas. With ABLE to Work, Blake will be able to save more in order to live a more full and independent life."
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "The #ABLE provisions in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct will help break down barriers that are keeping people with disabilities from finding a job."
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "The ABLE Act created tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. When it passed Congress in 2014, it was the most bipartisan piece of legislation brought to the floor."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "In #taxreform, I'm working to expand #ABLE accounts so that people with disabilities have more choices to explore the workforce and live independently."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "Not only does our plan expand ABLE accounts for people with disabilities to explore the workforce, it will also open up opportunities for more people--no matter their background--to start their own businesses and invest in their communities."
Dec. 12, 2017 Here Are the Facts on Tax Reform
Dec. 11, 2017 Tweet - "Our #TaxCutsandJobsAct will build on the success of the ABLE Act to help people with disabilities live their lives to the fullest."
Dec. 9, 2017 Tweet - "I'm also excited about the ABLE to Work Act provision that would allow individuals with an ABLE account to explore the possibilities of the workforce so they can earn more without it jeopardizing their benefits."
Dec. 8, 2017 Here's How Tax Reform HELPS People With Disabilities
Dec. 4, 2017 Tweet - "My ABLE Act laid the foundation for giving those with disabilities the chance to live independent lives. Our tax plan will build on that success."
Nov. 10, 2017 Tweet - "Last week I introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure Medicare doesn't cut reimbursement rates for durable medical equipment for people in rural communities. Learn more about my bill here:"
June 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cms Announces Complex Rehab Technology Change in Response to Congressional Letter
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment
March 29, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Applauds Washington State ABLE Bill Signing
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Regarding Proposed Changes to the Medicare Advantage Employer Group Waiver Plans
March 17, 2016 Senate and House Members Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Expand ABLE Accounts
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