Republican Leadership Press Conference:
April 4, 2017
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Delivered:
We promised the American people an aggressive agenda, and we are continuing to deliver on that.
We are focused on the issues — on the most important issues that are on people’s minds.
You’ve heard about the work that we’ve done already, lifting the regulatory burden that has impacted so many in this country.
We’ve also passed several bills, healthcare related, that are going to improve choices, create more affordable plans for people.
We’re also working on cutting the red tape that gets in between the veteran and the care that they need every day.
And we’re not going to stop, Americans need a simpler tax code, and they want health care that’s going to mean better health care for them no matter where they live.
With all of these efforts, I’m also excited to be joining some colleagues of mine, that we’ve worked on in the past, on legislation dealing with the ABLE Act. Several years ago I joined with Ander Crenshaw, Senator Casey, Pete Sessions, and others, and was very proud to get the ABLE Act signed into law, which is creating tax free savings accounts for those with disabilities.
I remain committed to ensuring that those with disabilities have the opportunity to reach for the stars.
That’s what we want for all of our kids, and this week we will be releasing a package of bills, ABLE 2.0, that focuses on building on the successes of 529 ABLE accounts.
It will allow individuals with disabilities to work, to be able to put their earnings into an ABLE account. It allows those who maybe have a 529 college account to actually roll that over into an ABLE account. It increases the age limit from 25 to 45.
Bottom line, it means that all people, in all walks of life, will have policies that will empower them not limit them.
And that’s what a government of the people, by the people, and for the people does.
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