Kristine (kittyn_moon) wrote in t_lobe_epilepsy,
Kristine
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t_lobe_epilepsy

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

Dear Friends,

We are extremely happy to report that today the US Senate unanimously
passed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act.

The bill corrects court decisions which claims that a person with a
chronic condition cannot utilize the ADA as a defense
when one loses his or her job because of their condition.

The House passed a nearly-identical version of the bill on June 25,
2008. The House must now pass the Senate version of the bill before
it is sent to President Bush for his signature.

"I am pleased that the Senate has...passed the ADA Amendments
Act," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. "This bill
will once again make America a world leader on a central test of human
rights. I expect the House to pass this bill next week, and that the
President will sign it."
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