Disabilities

I believe that every American should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams to the limit of their abilities, determination, and desires.

As Congress discusses critical topics such as job creation, health care, and education, Americans with disabilities should be a part of the conversation.

Disability policies and programs should be about fulfilling the abilities and ambitions of each and every American to the fullest extent possible. They should not be about creating and perpetuating dependence on the federal government.

In Congress, I have been working to increase educational opportunities, remove employment disincentives, encourage community living, advance research, modernize Medicaid, and simplify the tax code to better suit the needs of individuals with disabilities. As the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, I work to educate members of Congress and their staff about Down syndrome.

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July 17, 2012

Policy Shouldn't Limit Those With Disabilities

by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Published in The Hill On April 29, 2007, my…

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March 21, 2012

McMorris Rodgers Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Down…

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November 15, 2011

McMorris Rodgers & Congressional Leaders Introduce ABLE Act

Bipartisan Bill Would Reform Tax Code toEmpower Americans with Disabilities …

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October 31, 2011

Empowering the Disabled

Programs intended to help Americans with disabilities instead keep them dependent.

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October 25, 2011

McMorris Rodgers Hosts Briefing on Down Syndrome Research

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Down Syndrome…

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August 12, 2011

Disabilities

Congressional Intern Jessica Huizinga I believe that every American should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams to the limit of their abilities, determination, and desires. As Congress discusses critical topics such as job creation, health care,…

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July 29, 2011

McMorris Rodgers Introduces 2 Bills to Aid Down Syndrome Research

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair of the…

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January 21, 2011

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Passing of Sargent Shriver

  Washington, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of…