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Tuberville joins bipartisan bill to help Americans with Disabilities save and thrive

On Thursday, U.S. Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) and Katie Britt (R-Alabama) joined Senator Eric Schmitt (R-Missouri), Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), and other colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Nationwide Access to a Better Life Experience (ENABLE) Act. The ENABLE Act preserves the ability of people with disabilities and their families to save and invest through tax-free savings accounts while protecting eligibility to federal programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by making permanent key provisions of the Trump tax cuts currently set to expire at the end of 2025.

"Every human being is created by God and has inherent dignity, including those with disabilities," said Sen. Tuberville. "After 40 years in the education sector, I have seen firsthand how important it is for teachers, parents, community members, and Congress to work together to ENABLE these people for success. This legislation provides crucial safeguards for people with disabilities to help them invest, save, and achieve independence."

'"For years, people with disabilities were barred from saving for the future, meaning they couldn't save for a home, purchase needed assistive technology, or save for an accessible car," said Sen. Casey. "I worked to create the ABLE program to knock down those barriers, and ever since I've been working across the aisle to make sure the program is as effective as it can be. I'm grateful to have worked with Senator Schmitt on this new bipartisan bill, which will prevent some key ABLE provisions from expiring and ensure that as many people with disabilities as possible across the country can continue to benefit from opening ABLE accounts."

"My son, Stephen, was my inspiration to run for office in the first place, and since that first day, I have been a staunch advocate for standing up and making life better for those with disabilities," said Senator Schmitt. "The ENABLE Act is a fantastic bipartisan opportunity to protect access to federal programs for those with disabilities while safeguarding their ability to invest and save. I'm grateful for the support of Senators Casey, Boozman, Welch, Kaine, Van Hollen, Tuberville, and Klobuchar, and look forward to pushing this bill across the finish line."

Senators Tuberville, Schmitt, and Casey are joined by Senators John Boozman (R-Arkansas), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma),Tim Kaine (D-Virginia), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), Peter Welch (D-Vermont), and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in cosponsoring the legislation.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans' Affairs, and HELP Committees.


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