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Congress can end the marriage penalty for people with intellectual disabilities

We both have Down syndrome — but we haven’t let that stop us from succeeding in our careers or living life to the fullest. One of us works as a lobbyist who recently helped pass a bill that allows Americans with disabilities to save for retirement or college without jeopardizing their healthcare benefits. The other… Read More »

Congress holds first hearings on insulin, high drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Powerful committees in the U.S. Congress held hearings on Tuesday on insulin affordability and high prescription drug prices, an issue both chambers have said is a top priority for the year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about prescription drug prices at… Read More »

Maryland's Cummings wants drugmaker CEOs to come before Congress

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the likely next head of the House Oversight Committee, wants to bring the CEOs of drugmakers to grill them on the actual cause behind high drug prices. Cummings told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that Congress has been “constantly told that nobody seems to know why prices are so high.” If… Read More »