Earlier today, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined Dana Perino on Fox News to push back on some of the outlandish, alarmist claims people are making about tax reform. You know, comments like ↓
Defenders of the status quo are claiming that pro-growth, pro-family tax reform will hurt people across this country — everyone from low-income families to women and people with disabilities. To set the record straight, Chair McMorris Rodgers spoke at-length about what tax reform means for people with disabilities:
She is working to ensure the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is written with families who have children with disabilities in mind. Key provisions of McMorris Rodgers’s “ABLE 2.0” legislative package are included in both the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, including the ABLE to Work Act and ABLE Financial Planning Act.
Missed the interview? Watch it here and read her remarks below:
— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) December 8, 2017
“I’m very excited we’re moving forward on tax reform. We’re ironing out the differences between the House and the Senate.
“There are some important provisions for those with disabilities, building on the ABLE Act, which is the tax-free savings account for those with disabilities. It’s allowing for a rollover provision, if your family set up a 529 account to save for tuition, but your child becomes disabled, you can roll that over into an ABLE account.
“Also, there is a provision that would allow an individual with disabilities to go and explore work and allow up to the first $11,400 to be able to put into that ABLE account, which would open up the opportunity for them to see what they might be able to do in the workforce. I think it’s a huge step in the right direction.”