Vodcast: Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on ADA

This week on the video highlights of “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” we’re pleased to have House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talking about House passage of the ADA Amendments Act, H.R. 3195. The business community and advocates for the disabled worked together in support of the Hoyer-sponsored legislation, which passed the House in June.

Rep. Hoyer’s late wife Judith had epilepsy, so the issue is personal for the Majority Leader, but as he explains:

It was something that I cared personally about but also something that I came to care about very deeply from a policy standpoint as I worked more and more with members of the disability community –all kinds of disabilities, whether it was sight, hearing, mobility, mental acuity. Whatever it was, to see the extraordinary discrimination that was being visited on people with disabilities I became convinced that it was absolutely essential for us to pass the legislation.
 

For more from Rep. Hoyer and the rest of the America’s Business program for the week, please visit www.americasbusiness.org.

 

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