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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national 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
Transportation Task Force
CCD 2015 Reauthorization Letter (House)
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.
(April 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD 2015 Reauthorization Letter (Senate)
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.
(April 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter ECAA
On behalf of the undersigned organizations that are part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we thank you for your leadership and dedication to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(April 14,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Flake Amendment 667 SSDI UI
The Senate should reject Flake Amendment 667 to the Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11) and any similar proposals to reduce or eliminate benefits for individuals who concurrently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI).
(March 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter on SSDI Provisions in House Budget Resolution
We write as co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force to express our strong opposition to all proposals to include provisions in the Fiscal Year 2016 House Budget Resolution that would:
(March 24,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter DI-UI
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the Coalition on Human Needs, and the Strengthen Social Security Coalition write to express our opposition to proposals to eliminate or reduce concurrent Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, including the “Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2015” (S. 499; H.R. 918) and the “Reducing Overlapping Payments Act of 2015” (S. 343).
(March 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD urges Congress to Reject the House Budget
he Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the needs of people with disabilities, opposes the budget resolution proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) because it calls for deep cuts to Medicaid, deep spending cuts for non-defense discretionary programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, and would lead to tens of millions of Americans losing their health insurance or becoming underinsured.
(March 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Interview with Katy Neas, Chair of CCD, on Tuesdays with Liz
(March 12,  2015)
CCD Budget Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to adhere to the attached principles as you make decisions about the 2016 budget resolution. We strongly urge lawmakers to replace sequestration with a balanced approach to deficit reduction and thereby avoid irreparable harm to people with disabilities. In doing so, we ask that you consider the following.
(March 10,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments Streamlining Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Multifamily Housing, and Community Planning and Development Program. See, 80 Fed. Reg. 3 (January 6, 2015).
(March 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter RE:(CMS–9938–P) Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary
The Health Task Force submitted comments on the proposed rule Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary issued by the Internal Revenue Service, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
(March 4,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD FY13 Section 811 Award Annoucement
he Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force is pleased to announce that on March 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it was awarding $150,369,989 in Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) funds to twenty-five state housing agencies to create 4,584 permanent supportive housing units for people with disabilities.
(March 3,  2015) - 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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