From: Nfbnet-members-list [mailto:nfbnet-members-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kuhnke, Kristian via Nfbnet-members-list
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 11:02 AM
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Update on Yesterday's Legislative Alert and
Call to Action
As many of you may have heard, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was passed
by the Senate early this morning. We expect that President Obama will sign
it in the very near future. Thanks to everyone who made calls yesterday.
This bill ensures that SSDI will be funded until 2022 and contains many
valuable provisions, including a demonstration project which conducts a
$2-for-$1 phase-out program, the opportunity to report earnings
electronically, and simplification for how earnings will be counted each
month. We will continue to analyze the content and will provide more details
Once the president signs the bill, our advocacy will continue with the
Social Security Administration as they begin to develop regulations to
implement this legislation.
Thanks again for all of your hard work.
Parnell Diggs, Esq.
Director of Government Affairs
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2222
Mobile: (843) 267-2018
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expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
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