NDSC Legislative Update

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NDSC Legislative Update

  1. 1. United States Congresswoman<br />CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS<br />(WA-05)<br />
  2. 2. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />Brian, Me, and Baby Cole at the Hospital<br />
  3. 3. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />Brian & Cole, Spring 2010<br />
  4. 4. Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus<br />Rep. McMorris Rodgers <br />(R-WA)<br />Rep. Kennedy (D-RI)<br />Rep. Holmes Norton <br />(D-DC)<br />Rep. Sessions <br />(R-TX)<br />Caucus Co-Chairs<br />
  5. 5. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />Keeping All Students Safe Act<br />Passed the House on March 3, 2010 by a vote of 262-153.<br /><ul><li> Sets Minimum Guidelines for Use of Seclusion & Restraint.
  6. 6. Provides Grants to Assist States & Local School Districts.</li></li></ul><li>U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />“We’re not just asking what our country can do for people with Down syndrome. We’re asking what studies of people with Down syndrome can do for our country and the world.”<br />Dr. Bill Mobely<br />Stanford Researcher<br />
  7. 7. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />Achieving a Better Life (ABLE) Act<br />185 Cosponsors<br /><ul><li> Authorizes Creation of Tax-Free Accounts Established on Behalf of Disabled Individuals.
  8. 8. Allows for Qualified Distributions for Transportation, Medical, Education, Retail, and Housing.</li></li></ul><li>U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />Trisomy 21 Translational Research Parity Act<br /><ul><li> Bridges the Gap Between Basic Medical Research and Cutting Edge Clinical Trials.
  9. 9. Establishes a National Down Syndrome Patient Registry and Biobank.</li></li></ul><li>U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers<br />Pre-Natally and Post-Natally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act<br />Signed into law October 14, 2008<br /><ul><li> Creates a Competitive Grant Program to States and Other Entities.
  10. 10. Requires That Families Who Receive a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome Be Given Pertinent Info About the Condition and Access to Support Services.</li></li></ul><li>Thank You!<br />United States Congresswoman<br />CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS<br />(WA-05)<br />

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