Kirsten Gillibrand responds:

Kirsten Gillibrand

Thank you so much, Sara, for making your voice heard on this important issue, and to everyone who has signed this petition and supported Sara's campaign to urge passage of the ABLE Act.

The ABLE Act is bipartisan legislation that would amend the tax code to allow disabled Americans to open tax free savings accounts to cover qualified expenses. I'm proud to co-sponsor the ABLE Act because only by helping Americans with disabilities plan for their futures will they, as Sara put it so beautifully, be able to "achieve their full potential in life." Which is an opportunity every American deserves.

I urge the Senate to take up the ABLE Act this year so we can put millions of Americans with disabilities, like Sara, on a more secure path to their future.


Posted on May 14, 2014
Discussion
  • Brad Pitzele THOUSAND OAKS, CA
    • 8 months ago

    Thank you Senator Gillibrand! Hoping for a vote soon!

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  • Christine Griffel PITTSBURGH, PA
    • 10 months ago

    When does the ABLE Act come before Congress?

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  • Joshua Chao HOLMDEL, NJ
    • 10 months ago

    Wait a minute, the last time a senator (Paul Ryan, I believe) responded to this petition, voicing his support, all the commenters were up in arms about doubting his intentions/sincerity. This time, however, why do people not have the same amount of skepticism here?

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  • Denise DePalma UNION CITY, NJ
    • 10 months ago

    Thank you so very much for supporting this bill. I have had health conditions since I was born and though I've worked sporadically, I appreciate the ability to be able to save without the fear of SSDI being taken away. I am going through this problem presently with SS because of an extra $100.00 in my account for 1 month in 2012 and 1 month in 2013, and I'm being penalized for it by having to pay back those 2 months of SSDI. This is unfair, especially if you have a home to take care of, and added medical expenses...and life in general. So again, thank you!

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  • Pamela Hamburg WESTMINSTER, MD
    • 10 months ago

    Beautiful!

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