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The Americans With Disabilities Act Survives Congress (for Now)
Senate Democrats led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) have won a victory in against legislation that would potentially "devastate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)," reports Robyn Powell.
"Last week, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and 42 of her Democratic Senate colleagues wrote to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pledging to block a vote on the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620)," explains Powell. With enough support for a filibuster, the legislation is unlikely to move forward in the U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives approved the bill in February.
In addition to updating the developing story, Powell editorializes HR 620, writing that the bill "is an assault on disability rights and completely upends enforcement of the ADA."
See also: previous Planetizen coverage of HR 620.