The House Committee on Education & Labor's hearing on the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 (H.R. 3195) was well-attended by both Members of Congress as well as advocates, who filled the hearing room as well as an overflow room. 27 Members were in attendance. A detailed summary of the hearing appears on JFActivist.
Members - 27 Members attended at least part of the hearing. Check to see if your Member attended. View the entire list.
- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Chief Sponsor of H.R. 3195
- Andrew Imparato, Pres. & CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
- Carey McClure, Plaintiff in ADA Lawsuit v. General Motors
- Robert L. Burgdorf, Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia
- David K. Fram, Esq., Director, National Employment Law Institute
- Acting Chairman Andrews referenced the "tortured interpretations" of the ADA by the courts.
- Carey McClure, when asked what accomodation GM could have given him answered that they could have let him start working.
- Rep. Sarbanes said he was "fascinated by the courts' mischief."
- Read what everyone had to say in greater detail on JFActivist.
- Read Andrew Imparato's testimony
- Read other witness testimony on JFActivist.
- Read the House Committee on Education and Labor's press release on today's hearing.