12.04.14

Senators Burr, Casey to Call on Senate to Take Up and Pass ABLE Act that Would Allow Families Who Have a Child with a Disability to Save for their Long Term through 529-Style Savings Accounts

Burr, Casey Have Led Senate Effort to Secure 75 Senate Cosponsors, Move Bill to Brink of Becoming Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives U.S. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) will call on the Senate to take up and pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act that will allow families who have a child with a disability to save for their long-term care through 529-style savings accounts, TOMORROW, Thursday, December 4th at 2:15pm during a conference call. Burr and Casey will be joined by one of the nation’s leading advocates for the ABLE Act- Scranton, Pennsylvania native Sara Wolff. Burr and Casey have led the Senate effort on the bill that now has 75 Senate cosponsors and stands on the brink of passage. The bill, which has been called “the broadest legislation to help the disabled in nearly a quarter-century,” could be taken up by the Senate in the coming days.

When: Tomorrow, Thursday, December 4th at 2:15pm

Call #: 202-228-0808

***Please RSVP to john_rizzo@casey.senate.gov or alex_miller@casey.senate.gov to receive the passcode