Federal Budget and Legislation Update

President Trump’s budget proposal came out in March. Cuts proposed for many disability or related programs.  See updates on:
HUD / USDA Rural Housing

For more on Federal cuts related to disability programs, see New York Times and Disability Scoop  updates. Federal employment programs are in both Departments of Education and Labor.

Transportation programs are in several federal agencies: DOT, HHS and others.

AnchorDisability Integration Act (DIA) continues to pick up support!

HR 555Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick-R-1; Brendan Boyle-D-2; Dwight Evan- D-3; Madeline Dean-D-4; Mary Gay Scanlon-D-5; Chrissy Houlahan –D-6; Susan Wild-D-7, Conor Lamb-D-17 and Mike Doyle D-18 from PA are 9 of the 232 co-sponsors.
S. 117Senator Casey –D-PA is one of 26 co-sponsors.AnchorABLE Age Adjustment Act- reintroduced in March (raise eligibility from age 26 to 46)!
S. 651 – 14 Cosponsors- Sen. Casey is lead sponsor and Sen. Toomey is a cosponsor.

HR 1814 32 Co-sponsors, including 5 from PA: US House members Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1), Brendan Boyle (D-2), Madeline Dean (D-4), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-5), Guy Reschenthaler (R-14)

To see more about Senator Casey’s ABLE Roundtable in Harrisburg this spring, click here. PA SILC, CIL CP, The Arc of PA and Disability Rights PA (DRP) were part of this discussion.