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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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Rights Task Force
CCD Public Charge statement
October 15, 2018, Washington, DC -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly opposes the Department of Homeland Security's proposed rule amending the standards for when a person may be considered a “public charge,” published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018. The proposed rule would make it significantly harder for people with disabilities to immigrate to the U.S. or to become legal permanent residents.
(October 15,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Letter to House Opposing Tax Reform 2.0
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to strongly oppose “Tax Reform 2.0” as passed out of the House Committee on Ways and Means. 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 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Cochairs letter to CMS requesting additional guidance on EVV implementation
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force is writing to express extreme concern around the lack of clear guidance and official stakeholder input around the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care and home health services. On July 30, 2018 President Trump signed H.R. 6042 into law, establishing a one-year delay in the implementation of EVV. This delay was necessary, in part, because CMS failed to issue clear and timely guidance around EVV implementation.
(September 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Action Alert - Urge Your Representative to Oppose Tax Cuts 2.0
The House is scheduled to vote this Friday, September 28 on the centerpiece of the “Tax Cuts 2.0” package, H.R. 6760. Last year’s tax cuts are already reducing federal revenue that is needed to pay for programs that people with disabilities rely on for their health and wellbeing. We should not make the problem worse in order to mostly benefit high income individuals.
(September 26,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
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 Ways and Means 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 ]
 
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