Thursday, September 11, 2008

Senate Passes ADA Amendments Act

Via JFA:


At approximately 3:00 PM, ET today, Senate bill S.3406, the ADA Amendments Act, was brought to the Senate floor for a voice vote. Shortly before 5:00 PM, it passed by unanimous consent!

At approximately 5:30 PM, ET, Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) will hold a press event at the Senate Swamp (the grassy area across the drive from the east Senate steps) to mark the momentous event. Anyone interested from the D.C. area is encouraged to attend.

After the impressive 402:17 vote in the House on June 25, the next stop for restoration of the ADA is the White House for signature.

Before it can head to the White House, the Senate bill must first be sent back to the House. If the House accepts the Senate version of the bill, it could arrive on the President's desk with a veto-proof majority!

Congratulations, advocates! Your persistent push got us here today!

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