The House of Representatives passed a strong budget for persons with disabilities in April. We thank and appreciate House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz for their responsiveness as well as Rep. Ron Mariano and other House leaders. Thank you to House members who shared their priorities with fellow members and leadership.
There was significant movement on The Arc’s budget priorities in the House Ways and Means blueprint thanks to Chairman Aaron Michlewitz and House Ways and Means Committee members. We wish to recognize Vice Chair Denise Garlick and Assistant Vice Chair Liz Malia. Thank you to House members who shared their priorities with the Committee and leadership.
Each year, The Arc joins with other organizations to host a Disability Policy Seminar (DPS partners listed here) during which family members and staff visit D.C. to talk to their Senators, Representatives, and/or their aides on Capitol Hill. Typically, we visit with health or related policy staff in each office and often meet with some of our elected officials.