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There They Go Again: Congress's Double Standard on Disabled Americans

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Publication Date: October 1989

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Mark B. Liedl

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Government (Legislative power and procedure)
Population and demographics (Disabled)

Keywords: Legislation

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


If the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act is sound policy, Congress too should face the tough choices that implementation will require. George Bush should demand that the Grassley amendment be part of the final bill. If it is not, he should veto the bill for that reason. The time has come for Congress to live by the same laws it imposes on the rest of America.