Press Release

House Bill Is an Assault on Rights of People with Disabilities

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 15 – In response to House passage today of HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“For years the Americans with Disabilities Act has stood as a point of pride and a signal accomplishment, proof that we believe the ability to fully participate in our society is the right of all. It’s a disgrace that the Trump Administration and GOP-led Congress are now willing to dismantle the protections of the ADA and dishonor our commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities, but sadly it is no surprise. This administration and its allies in Congress have already shown their commitment to turning back the clock on rights for many of our most vulnerable communities.”

Read AFJ’s Justice Watch post, “House Bill Is Inexcusable Affront to Americans with Disabilities,” here.