Posts Tagged ‘ Legislation ’

Rosa’s Law or Sticks and Stones

June 30, 2010
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***Reposted from Disability.gov*** “Sticks and stones may break my bones, But words will never hurt me.” While searching the Internet recently, I came across an old article from the Ragged Edge Magazine. The author did a basic Web search for the word “blind.”  What he discovered was fascinating. From this simple search, he noticed...
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Back…and just in time – Major Hill Rally on Long Term Services and Supports

October 8, 2009
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Back…and just in time – Major Hill Rally on Long Term Services and Supports

Let me just say, that not only things are moving quickly here in Washington, DC but that they are moving in a major way.  Taking place right now is the Community NOW Advocacy Day in 430 Dirksen. Representatives from the Senate Health, Education and Labor and Pensions Committee, the disability community and a family...
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Additional Long Term Services and Supports Amendments in the new Senate Finance bill

September 22, 2009
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To Accept with Modification Rockefeller Amendment #D11: On page 50, at the end of the Long Term Services and Supports section Insert, ― The Chairman’s Mark would express the Sense of the Senate that this Congress should address long-term services and supports in a comprehensive way that guarantees elderly and disabled individuals the care...
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Community First Choice Option in new Senate Finance Bill

September 22, 2009
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LATEST NEWS – Things are moving fast here in Washington DC. I know that many people with disabilities have been actively working to get the Community First Choice (CFC) Option included in health reform legislation as a whole. First proposed by by Senator Harkin as a way to get the key provisions of the...
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Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues

September 18, 2009
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Baucus Health Reform Bill – Quick Overview on Disability Issues

Obviously, I am buried under health reform these days but I wanted to send out a few quick bullet points about the Baucus health reform bill that might be of interest to people with disabilities.  I’ve always said that comprmise is where everybody goes away unhappy.  Max Baucus’ health reform bill from the Senate Finance...
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Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation Passes

July 24, 2009
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On Thursday, July 23, the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 was passed by the Senate. Why this is important is because included in this bill was the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which would take several important steps toward improving the nation’s response to hate crime, including expanding current...
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The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

June 26, 2009
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The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

On June 26th, Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts re-introduced the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101). This is a pretty comprehensive bill that was developed to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet Protocol-based communication and video programming technologies in the 21st century. There has been significant legislation...
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Kennedy Health Reform Bill Released

June 9, 2009
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Yes, you heard it here first! Chairman Edward Kennedy and Democratic Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee just released their “Affordable Health Choices Act.” Now it is important to note that considering the complexity of this legislation and how it will impact every single individual in this country, it...
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