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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on House Republicans’ Vote to Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act

February 15, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 620, a Republican bill that weakens the Americans with Disabilities Act:

“Weakening the Americans with Disabilities Act is yet another Republican attack on our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers with disabilities. Just as they did with cuts to Medicaid for people with disabilities, Republicans are once again demonstrating the cruelty of their backwards agenda.

“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a vital piece of civil rights legislation, passed nearly three decades ago to fully include people with disabilities in American society. It has been a monumental success story. But instead of building on that success, this Republican bill makes it harder for people with disabilities to protect their right to access public accommodations.

“I have heard from countless people with disabilities in Minnesota who are unified in their opposition to this Republican bill. I stand with them, and numerous groups representing people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans, opposing this harmful legislation that rolls back the ADA and Americans’ civil rights.”