Human and Civil Rights

20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

One of my proudest achievements occurred 20 years ago today, when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark piece of civil rights legislation was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. I was the lead House sponsor of the bill which passed with wide, bipartisan support. ADA has helped millions of... disabled Americans enter the workforce, achieve independence and go as far as their talents take them.

THE LEADER'S REPORT: WEEK OF JULY 26, 2010

For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

Hoyer & Langevin Op-Ed: Commemorating Twenty Years of the ADA

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

Leader's Report
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Hoyer, Langevin, Sensenbrenner to Commemorate ADA at White House

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:Melanie Starkey

Roll Call

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Reps. James Langevin (D-R.I.) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) will meet with President Barack Obama on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The Oval Office meeting will be in the late afternoon, followed by a White House event at 6 p.m. to commemorate the anniversary, the White House press office and Hoyer spokeswoman Maureen Beach said Sunday.

Op-Ed: Commemorating Twenty Years of the ADA

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. James Langevin (D-RI)?

The Hill

Many of us have nearly forgotten an era in which it was commonplace for a person to be denied employment because she was blind, or unable to attend a university because he was in a wheelchair—an era in which people with disabilities were second-class citizens. That treatment sparked a small but powerful equal-opportunity movement—and, twenty years ago today, that movement celebrated a pivotal success: the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The ADA codified the ideal that no one should suffer discrimination because of a disability.

Hoyer Floor Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Hoyer was the lead House sponsor of the ADA, helping to enact it into law with bipartisan support.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

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Hoyer: On Monday's Anniversary of the ADA, Congressman Langevin Will Preside Over House Floor

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

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Hoyer Statement at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on the ADA

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified at a Judiciary Committee hearing today on the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is Monday, July 26.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
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Hoyer Statement on LGBT Pride Month

For Immediate Release:

June 7, 2010

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, which is observed in June:
 
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