Tag: Legislation

Rosa’s Law or Sticks and Stones

***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…

Additional Long Term Services and Supports Amendments in the new Senate Finance bill

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…

Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation Passes

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…

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…

Kennedy Health Reform Bill Released

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…