Other Legal Advocacy

Texas v. United States

In April 2018, The Arc submitted a declaration in support of a Motion to Intervene in Texas v. United States filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and joined by 16 other Attorneys General. The State of Texas filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Texas in February 2018, alleging that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no longer constitutional following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The State of California and 16 other states seek to enter the lawsuit to defend the ACA. In its declaration, The Arc noted that it views the ACA “as critical for people with I/DD and their families in providing benefits, supports, and civil rights protections that help make community living possible.” In early June 2018, The Arc submitted an identical declaration in support of California’s opposition to Texas’s motion to halt operation of the ACA nationwide