September 19,2014

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Finance Senators Commit to Path Forward on ABLE Act

WASHINGTON –Members of the United States Senate Committee on Finance today outlined a path forward on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Senator Bob Casey, D-Penn., and Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., issued the following joint statement:

“Under the leadership of Senators Casey and Burr, the Senate has generated positive momentum on the ABLE Act. Thanks to constructive and bipartisan dialogue, the bill sponsors, collaborating with Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Hatch, have reached a policy agreement that will serve as the foundation for final passage. We are committed to working with our House colleagues to ensure this legislation will be passed in a bipartisan, bicameral manner and sent to the President’s desk in the lame duck session.”

The Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight previously held a hearing to discuss the ABLE Act on July 23.