U.S. Senator for Wyoming, Mike Enzi spoke in favor of legislation Wednesday that is aimed at helping those with disabilities live more independent lives. During his opening statement in the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight hearing, Senator Enzi noted that the bill is one small step Congress can take to help those with disabilities support themselves, pursue their dreams, and put themselves in a place for greater financial security.
Enzi shared the story of one of his constituents, Alees Rogers of Uinta County, who has a developmental disability and has been helped by her community.
The Senator also highlighted an innovative college program in Wyoming called the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. The program helps with developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and University of Wyoming students through education, training, community services and early intervention.
Enzi said that these types of services combined with the ABLE Act strengthen the opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to grow, achieve, and succeed.