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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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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 ⬇️. 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. 5, 2018 Tweet - "More faces of #taxreform ⬇️. 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
Sept. 2, 2015 House Members Await Announced Rollout of VBID Demonstration
June 18, 2015 McMorris Rodgers Votes to Keep Promises to Seniors, Strengthen Medicare Advantage
May 22, 2015 Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce Members Introduce Value Based Insurance Design Bill to Strengthen Medicare Advantage
Feb. 24, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare Advantage
Dec. 8, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Make Speech Devices More Affordable
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Socioeconomic Status and Risk-Adjustment in Medicare Advantage
May 29, 2014 McMorris Rodgers: Fighting to Protect Eastern Washington Veterans
March 7, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Keep the Promise to Seniors and Protect Popular Medicare Drug Program
Feb. 11, 2014 McMorris Rodgers Votes to Restore Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Benefits for Military Retirees
Jan. 29, 2014 McMorris Rodgers Votes to Protect Eastern Washington Agriculture Community
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Seniors
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Health Care
Dec. 4, 2013 McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Military Families and Extend GI Education Benefits
Oct. 5, 2013 Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - Allow Senate Vote to Protect Women, Children, & Families
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