Category: Public Policy

Registration is open for Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill! Join United States Brain Injury Alliance advocates from across the country and hear from Congressional Brain Injury Task Force co-chairs Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.). This is a virtual public policy briefing in honor of March, Brain Injury Awareness Month.

ABLE Act (September 29, 2014) Leading bipartisan Senate negotiators on the ABLE Act (S. 313/H.R. 647) have announced that they have reached an agreement to move forward on the bill. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) released a statement on September 19 that they have “reached a

Geoffrey Lauer, USBIA IA, Executive Director, testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on barriers to people with brain injury and other disabilities. Click the title above to see a picture of Lauer with Committee Chairman, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA). To see a video of the hearing, click here: http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=ff4d0969-5056-a032-521b-a692be939084  

by Michelle Diament, Alliance for Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 415 to 6 Wednesday to approve the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Included in the bill are