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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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) Letter to Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal. As we have commented on multiple proposals considered by the Senate, we cannot overstate the danger facing the millions of adults and children with disabilities if the proposal’s Medicaid provisions are adopted.
(September 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Press Release on HR 2792
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee passed an amended version of H.R. 2792, the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017. This bill would cut off Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits entirely for certain people with disabilities, as well as seniors.
(September 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF FY18 Letter to Senate Appropriations Committees
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.
(September 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development related to the Disabled and Low-Income Veterans Housing Program authorized in Fiscal Year 2015.
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force, the following comments are submitted in response to the advance Notice of Funding Availability for the Disabled and Low-Income Veterans Housing Program which was authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.
(September 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD and Allies Letter of Opposition for The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 H.R. 620
The undersigned 236 members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies of CCD write in opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). 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.
(September 7,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF FY 18 Letter to House on Transportation Funding
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force writes to urge you to assure that any final transportation authorization legislation provides funding for transportation programs that serve people with disabilities.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Testimony of Lisa Ekman, Co-Chair Social Security Task Force Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
I am the Director of Government Affairs for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). I am also a Co-Chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force. Today I am testifying on behalf of Social Security Task Force and the undersigned organizations.
(September 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Condemning the Racism, Antisemitism, and Violence that Occurred in Charlottesville
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the nation’s largest coalition of disabilities organizations representing over 56 million people with disabilities, condemns in the strongest possible terms the racism, fascism, bigotry, antisemitism, and violence that occurred in Charlottesville last weekend. People with disabilities have a long history of being marginalized, abused, and discriminated against.
(August 18,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on DOJ RFI re EO 13777 regulatory reform
We submit these comments on behalf of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force in response to the above-captioned request for information by the Department of Justice Task Force for Regulatory Reform pursuant to Executive Order 13777.
(August 14,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Comments to ACL regarding proposed program consolidation
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express deep concerns about the proposed budget restructuring, called the Partnerships for Innovation, Inclusion, and Independence (PIII), that will impact the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities and other key programs not legislatively intended to be consolidated.
(August 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Letter to the Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly oppose the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). While we have serious concerns about many provisions of the BCRA, including a new provision that would dramatically increase costs for people with preexisting conditions, we cannot overstate the danger facing the millions of adults and children with disabilities if the bill’s Medicaid proposals are adopted by the Senate.
(July 24,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on the House FY 2018 Budget Resolution
Washington DC, July 19, 2017 - The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, is deeply troubled by the priorities outlined in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House Budget Resolution released by the Budget Committee yesterday.
(July 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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