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    Disability Rights and International Law, Panel 2

    Law and disabilities experts testified before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

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    Disability Rights and International Law, Panel 1

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified about the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He urged senators to ratify the treaty and pledged to work with lawmakers…

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    Rising Cost of Social Security Disability

    Panelists talked about the number of Americans claiming Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and the programs' financial solvency. In their…

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    Social Security Disability Insurance

    Tad DeHaven talked about the Cato Institute report “The Rising Costs of Social Security Disability Insurance,” and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Disabilities Treaty

    Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United Nations disabilities treaty.

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    Senate Debate on United Nations Disabilities Treaty

    Senators debated a United Nations treaty on disabilities.

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    Book Discussion on Until Tuesday

    Luis Carlos Montalván talked about his book, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Mr. Montalván served in the U.S. Army for 17 years until he was…

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    Government 2.0 Expo

    Several interviews were shown from the GOV 2.0 Expo. Jeffrey Carr is the chief executive officer of Greylogic, a firm that investigates cyber-conflicts. He discussed how secure…

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    Presidential Remarks on Americans with Disabilities Act

    President Obama spoke about the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary, Looking Ahead

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Senator Tom Harkin, a chief sponsor of the act, moderated two discussions. In this, the second…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary, Historical Perspective

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Senator Tom Harkin, a chief sponsor of the act, moderated a discussion on the history of the disability…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Senator Tom Harkin talked about the 20th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act. He also discussed the Democratic agenda to create jobs and responded to telephone calls and…

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    Q&A with Thom Hartmann

    Thom Hartmann, syndicated radio talk show host, has a radio program, now in its 6th year, airing live daily from noon-3pm in many markets including Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles,…

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    Book Discussion on A Different Life

    Quinn Bradlee talked about his book A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures (PublicAffairs; March 30, 2009). Topics included hisdevelopmental and learning…

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    Book Discussion on Spell Albuquerque

    Tennessee Reed talked about her book Spell Albuquerque: Memoir of a “Difficult” Student (AK Press; March 1, 2009). In the book she recounts being diagnosed at an early age with…

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    Housing Programs for the Disabled

    A hearing was held on H.R. 5772, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2008. This bill seeks to increase the amount of affordable, supportive housing available for people…

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    Paper Money and the Blind

    A hearing was held to examine issues related to tactilely distinguishable currency for the blind. Witness spoke about their reaction to a May appeals court ruling which said that…

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    Paralympics and Veterans' Rehabilitation

    The Chief of the U.S. Paralypmics talked about how injured veterans can participate in the Paralypmics. He discussed the history of the Paralypmics and the benefits of participating in…

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    Future of Military Health Care

    The Department of Defense released its final report on Thursday on the future of military health care for wounded soldiers and their families returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Gail…

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    Nursing Home Reforms

    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) 1987, also known as the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act, was passed 20 years prior to this panel discussion. The panelists talked about the…

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