“ABLE Act” Approved by U.S. Senate by a Vote of 76-17; Orthodox Union, Yachad Applaud Passage

17 Dec 2014

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the overwhelming approval of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 76 to 16. The Act was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month by a vote of 404-17.

The OU Advocacy Center, together with Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities — also an agency of the Orthodox Union — has supported the ABLE Act for years. Within the past five years, OU Advocacy and Yachad have actively promoted the legislation, bringing missions to Washington, D.C., and organizing advocacy campaigns that urged Members of Congress to support the Act.

Read the full press release on the OU Advocacy website.