On July 14, the House of Representatives introduced the Transition to Independence Act (H.R. 5903), a bill that would provide states an enhanced match for meeting certain outcomes regarding competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities. (See WICs article "ANCOR Applauds Introduction of Transition to Independence Bill," June 19, 2015).
The House version of the bill differs from the Senate version which was introduced last year (S. 1604). The House version reflects ongoing conversations between Congressional offices and national disability organizations, and the revisions are generally seen as positive. ANCOR has been a strong supporter of the Transition to Independence Act and worked extensively with Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-IA) office prior to its introduction in the Senate. We will continue to monitor the bill's progress and work with the sponsors as appropriate.