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Capitol Correspondence - 04.01.18

ANCOR Pleased by 43 Senators Pre-Emptively Signing Letter Opposing HR 620

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Led by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), 43 U.S. Senators signed onto a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stating that they would oppose a Senate version of HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. Given ANCOR’s continued opposition to HR 620 because it weakens the ADA, ANCOR applauds this action. Click here to access the full letter, including signatory names.

While HR 620 passed the U.S. House of Representatives in February, to ANCOR’s disappointment (press release here), no action has been taken on the bill since it arrived in the Senate. Because the bill would need 60 Senate votes to pass, this letter by 43 Senators is meant to discourage any further action on the bill by demonstrating it does not have enough support to pass.

ANCOR Government Relations staff sent thank you notes to each of the offices that signed onto the letter. If one of your Senators signed onto the letter and you wish to thank them as well, please email Doris Parfaite-Claude, Federal Advocacy and Research Manager, at [email protected] for assistance.