AAJ Statement on the U.S. House Voting to Weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act
Washington, DC — The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Linda Lipsen responding to the U.S. House of Representatives passing H.R. 620, a bill that erodes 27 years of progress made under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
“For decades, the ADA has broken down barriers and empowered people with disabilities. But this legislation rips the teeth out of the ADA, leaving people living with disabilities without a fair path to justice when restaurants, shops or other businesses fall short of ADA standards. It’s unconscionable that the House would strip away the rights of disabled Americans and roll back nearly 30 years of progress in improving accessibility in our communities.”
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