Capitol Correspondence - 06.24.19

ANCOR Lends Support to Bill Asking State Dept to Promote Disability Rights Abroad

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We are sharing this press release by the office of U.S. Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) because we are an official supporter of the legislation she has just introduced with U.S. Representative Don Young (R-AK), the Office of International Disability Rights Act.

As written by U.S. Representative Titus’ press team:

“Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District and Representative Don Young of Alaska’s At-Large Congressional District introduced bipartisan legislation to help ensure that the State Department makes disability rights an international priority.

The Office of International Disability Rights Act, H.R. 3373, would establish in law the Office of International Disability Rights at the U.S. State Department, to be supervised by a Special Advisor of International Disability Rights. The Special Advisor position has not been filled since the start of the Trump Administration.

Under the bipartisan bill, the Office of International Disability Rights would lead efforts to promote the rights of people with disabilities around the world. The legislation also requires State Department personnel to undergo disability inclusion training.”