Posts Tagged ‘ Senate ’

Americans with Disabilities Act: 21 years later by Senator Tom Harkin

July 26, 2011
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Article excerpt from The Hill’s Congress Blog (link below) Today, we mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark bipartisan legislation that has played a huge role in making our country more accessible, in raising the expectations of people with disabilities and their families about what they can...
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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate (S. 3304)

August 6, 2010
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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate (S. 3304)

The following message is from Jenifer Simpson at the American Association of People with Disabilities on the Senate’s passage of the “21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act” (S.3304) by unanimous consent. While this is not H.R. 3101 which many believe offers even greater forward movement in the arena of new media and accessible...
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Sunday Health Reform Vote

March 21, 2010
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Sunday Health Reform Vote

Sunday is probably one of the most pivotal moments in this health reform debate. The debate is scheduled to begin at about 1pm to determine whether this massive legislation will move forward. However, don’t expect a vote to occur until several hours afterward. There has been a lot of pressure on the Hill to...
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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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The “other” confirmation hearing in Washington this week – Christine M. Griffin

July 14, 2009
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The “other” confirmation hearing in Washington this week – Christine M. Griffin

Obviously, this is a very busy week as Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing continues, but also going on this week is another confirmation hearing that may potentally have an even greater impact on people with disabilities. Christine Griffin’s confirmation hearing to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management is this Thursday, July 16 at...
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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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ADA Restoration Efforts – Senate Passage of the ADA Amendments Act

September 12, 2008
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Day in Washington: The Disability Policy Podcast explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 5-10 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text...
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