[nfb-talk] {Disarmed} Fw: Reply from Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Mark Tardif markspark at roadrunner.com
Sat Mar 1 04:31:15 UTC 2014

I hate to be the one to point this out, but that Congresswoman obviously 
didn't check her facts, or have any of her caseworkers check their facts, 
before sending this email.  The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed 
into law 24 years ago, in 1990, not 14 years ago.  It was signed into law by 
President George H. W. Bush.  That may seem like a minor point, but if we 
are expected to look and act our best when we go to Washington, I think they 
should do so as well.  After all, taxpayers pay them, and they certainly 
make more money than most of us make.  Just my less than flattering opinion.

Mark Tardif
Nuclear arms will not hold you.
-----Original Message----- 
From: Kenneth Chrane
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 9:05 PM
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Subject: [nfb-talk] {Disarmed} Fw: Reply from Congresswoman Donna Edwards

----- Original Message ----- 
From: md04deima at mail.house.gov
To: kenneth.chrane at verizon.net
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:42 PM
Subject: Reply from Congresswoman Donna Edwards

      February 28, 2014

      Mr. Kenneth Robert Chrane

      6839 Parsons Avenue

      Baltimore, Maryland 21207-6423, MD 21146

      Dear Mr. Chrane,

      Thank you for contacting me about the National Federation of the 
Blind's legislative priorities for 2014. I value your insights, which allow 
me to better represent my constituents in Congress.

      It is unfortunate that so many members of our community with 
disabilities are still facing challenges in the workplace, at school, and in 
transportation 14 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities 
Act. I recognize these challenges and I believe the federal government 
should provide adequate support to ensure that all Americans have the 
ability to receive a good education, fair pay, and access the same 
resources. A disability should not impede anyone from receiving fair 
treatment under the law and I will work to make sure our existing standards 
are enforced.

      You will be pleased to know that I am a co-sponsor of H.R. 831, the 
Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013, which is currently 
referred to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections in the House 
Committee on Education and the Workforce where H.R. 3505, The TEACH Act, is 
also currently referred. Additionally, any bills related to aviation and 
regulation of airlines would be considered in the Subcommittee on Aviation 
in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. While I do not 
serve on those subcommittees, please be assured I will keep your views in 
mind should the bill be considered in the full House of Representatives.

      Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me, Kenneth. I hope 
you will continue to stay in close touch, so that I might benefit from your 
thoughts and perspective. For more information about my work for the 4th 
Congressional District of Maryland or to subscribe to periodic e-mail 
updates on legislative issues, please visit my website at 


      Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards
      Member of Congress

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