Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), chair of the House Republican Conference, co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and mother to Cole, her eight-year-old son with Down Syndrome, released the following statement recognizing World Down Syndrome Day:

“Being Cole’s mom has opened my eyes further to the disabilities community, and has given me a new perspective on my role as a legislator,” said McMorris Rodgers. “He is a daily reminder to me that every human life has potential and something unique to offer the world.

“Today and every day we reaffirm the American commitment we’ve championed since our founding — that no matter your background or your walk of life, this country is a place where you are empowered to achieve a better life.”

NOTE: McMorris Rodgers has long been a champion for people with disabilities. In 2014, she co-led the effort to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Just last week, she joined a bipartisan coalition in introducing ABLE 2.0, a package of bills building on the success of the ABLE Act to empower those with disabilities to seek meaningful and competitive employment.

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