As Congress wraps up their first week back in session after a six-week long recess, much remains on their list of priorities. First and foremost is to hammer out a deal to keep the government open past the September 30 end of the fiscal year.
Nonprofit agencies including many local Goodwill® organizations provide a critical source of employment through the AbilityOne® Program to nearly 40,000 people with significant disabilities, including more than 2,800 veterans with disabilities.
This week the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program turns 23. A human services program that provides assistance temporarily to families with children in poverty has been proven to be both vital to short- and long-term success for families and children.
After reaching the budget deal that we shared last week, both the House and Senate are in recess until after Labor Day. Typically, lawmakers spend their summer break back in the district, meeting with constituents, hosting town halls, and even touring local Goodwill® organizations to see the mission in action.
A national effort is underway from July 15 – July 19, 2019 to make the DISABILITY VOTE more influential. The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) each year on the third week of July to increase the political power of people with disabilities.