Getting People with Disabilities in the Workforce

At a time when 70 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities are outside the workforce and more than 9 million working-age Americans with disabilities are living on government benefits, I was proud to join the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to increase opportunities for people with disabilities by reauthorizing federal investment in disability related workforce training, employment, independent living and research programs.
The U.S. Senate already passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by a vote of 95-3. The president is now expected to sign this historic legislation into law. In an era of partisan gridlock, it is an all too rare bipartisan success that will help the American people. Read more.