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  • Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014


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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2014-12-03

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. With this bill, we can help millions of Americans who are living with disabilities become more financially secure. Just as families today...



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    Representative Ander Crenshaw

    From: FL District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    CRENSHAW. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding the time. Let me first just say thank you to Chairman Camp, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, for his hard work in bringing this...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, let me start by thanking my colleague, Ranking Member Levin, for yielding but, most importantly, for his partnership on this important bipartisan legislation. I also want to...



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    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    From: WA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    McMORRIS RODGERS. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and thank you for your tremendous leadership. To my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the House and in the Senate, I thank them for their...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by being very clear. I support the ABLE Act itself. It is a compassionate bill...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairman Camp for yielding and for all of his hard work on this legislation and for bringing it forward today. I thank the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Crenshaw), too,...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I think everyone here would agree that the goals of the ABLE Act are worthy. The bill's title stands for achieving better life experience, and it would allow for the creation of...



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    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    ROSKAM. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Imagine that sense when you get the word that a new baby has been diagnosed with something that was completely unanticipated. That has been...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I have been working with Mr. Crenshaw, with Senator Casey, and I congratulate them on this bill. But I want to say how deeply I regret that there are extraneous provisions in the...



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    Representative George Holding

    From: NC District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    HOLDING COMPANY INCOME FOR PURPOSES OF THE PERSONAL HOLDING COMPANY RULES. (a) In General.--Section 543(a)(1) is amended-- (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the manager, Mr. Levin, for his kindness, as well as the manager for the majority, Mr. Crenshaw, and Mr. Van Hollen, and the many others who, along with myself, cosponsored...



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    Representative John B. Larson

    From: CT District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    LARSON of Connecticut. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the ABLE Act. I would like to commend the efforts of my colleagues Representative Ander Crenshaw and Representative Chris Van Hollen...



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    Representative Tom Price

    From: GA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    PRICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I strongly support the ABLE Act and its intent to promote greater independence and freedoms to disabled and handicapped Americans. However, I have great concerns with the...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, more than 37 million people in the United States have a disability, including more than 500,000 in Minnesota. For parents raising a child with a disability, it is both emotionally...



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    Representative Tammy Duckworth

    From: IL District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    DUCKWORTH. Mr. Speaker, as a proud cosponsor of H.R. 647, the ABLE Act, I urge all of my colleagues to vote in favor of this legislation today. If enacted, it would allow Americans living with a disability...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my strong support for the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act or ``the ABLE Act,'' legislation I cosponsored that is designed to improve the...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-03

    POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 545, H.R. 647, had I been present, I would have voted ``yes.'' Mr. CASTRO of Texas. Mr. Speaker, my vote was not recorded on rollcall No. 545 on H.R. 647--ABLE...



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    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    CASTRO of Texas. Mr. Speaker, my vote was not recorded on rollcall No. 545 on H.R. 647--ABLE Act of 2014. I was present for the vote but not recorded due to a mechanical problem with my voting card....



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    BECERRA of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Mr. BECERRA. Mr. Speaker, It's a laudable...