Congress gets personal as support surges for disabilities act

by Matt Hadro | Catholic News Agency  |  published on December 11, 2014

Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2014 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Congress got personal at a bipartisan press conference on Thursday, with parents of disabled children sharing their stories to push for a bill that would help some disabled persons save for their expenses.

“There’s been a glass ceiling for disability people that’s existed in a way they could look through or look out, and they saw something that they were excluded from,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) who has a 20 year-old son Alex with Down Syndrome.

“The closer to 60 I get – and I hope I make 70 and 80, perhaps 90 – and Alex will go from 20 to 30 to 40, we need to make sure we can take care of not just Alex, as our family responsibility, but others can also,” he said of the ABLE Act.

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