Press Release ● Human and Civil Rights
For Immediate Release: 
February 13, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement urging House GOP leaders to not bring H.R. 620, which undermines the Americans with Disabilities Act, to the Floor for a vote:

"As the House sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I was proud to work across the aisle to help make our country’s public spaces more accessible to those with disabilities.  I am deeply troubled that this week the House of Representatives is taking up H.R. 620, legislation that will remove any incentive businesses currently have to comply with this longstanding civil rights law and undermine protections that allow millions to live independently and in the dignified manner they deserve.

"I urge the Speaker and Majority Leader not to bring this bill to the Floor, and I will join with disability and civil rights advocates in fiercely opposing it should they do so.”