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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
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Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Opposing Tax Cuts 2.0
As Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we urge you to oppose the new “Tax Reform 2.0” package that is scheduled to be marked up today in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. We believe this plan -released only this week - to make permanent many parts of last year’s tax law would be very harmful to people with disabilities.
(September 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Taskforce Amtrak Letter
The Transportation Taskforce for the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes in
(September 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Disability Principles for Inclusion of Long Term Service and Supports (LTSS) in Universal Health Care
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. This document lays out principles that the undersigned members of CCD believe must be incorporated into any universal or “For All” health care system in the United States.
(August 27,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Disparate Impact Rule ANPRM comments
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing and Rights Task Forces, we submit the following comments in response to the above-captioned Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. We respond below to questions 1-5 of the ANPRM.
(August 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD Farm Bill Conferees Letter
As the Farm Bill enters into House-Senate conference, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to continue the longstanding bipartisan commitment to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We urge the conference to reject any proposals to restrict eligibility, reduce benefits, cap or reduce funding, or make harmful structural changes to SNAP.
(August 14,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Brett Kavanaugh's record on disability issues
President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, he would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement at the end of the Court’s term in June 2018. Judge Kavanaugh has served on the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since 2006, and has issued many decisions relevant to people with disabilities. Below is a summary of Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions and statements that directly or indirectly concern people with disabilities.
(August 10,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Ad Hoc Committee Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Committee and Allies Letter of Concern to DHS - 122 Organizations sign on
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(August 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force responds to the release of the Final Rule on short term health care plans.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force is disappointed that the Administration finalized rules increasing the availability of short-term limited duration (STLD) health plans that do not provide protections for people with pre-existing conditions and opposes the Administration’s ongoing efforts to undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
(August 2,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
House introduction of the Aim Higher Act to reauthorize the Higher Education Act
Washington, DC, July 25, 2018 --The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased to see the introduction of the Aim Higher Act, a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), that includes many of the recommendations of the task force intended to increase the number of students with disabilities able to matriculate and be successful in college or universities.
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Final passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (CTE bill)
Washington, DC, July 25, 2018 --The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased that Congress has taken final action on HR 2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act and issued the following statement:
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Testimony Social Security Subcommittee
Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Larson, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony for this hearing entitled “Examining Changes to Social Security’s Disability Appeals Process.”
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter to ACL
The undersigned organizations write to express great concern about recent comments
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
 
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