Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District released the following statement today on the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that reduced barriers, prohibited discrimination, and improved access for millions of Americans with disabilities.
"As a life-long advocate for people with disabilities, I believe that ADA helps all Americans reach their full potential, and has shown that when we focus on what people can do instead of focusing on their limitations, we all benefit. The ADA is about more than just protecting those with disabilities. It is about recognizing the contribution that all people make to our society, and breaking down the barriers that limit people's ability to work and live in their community.
"Americans with disabilities continue to face challenges that make it more difficult to fully integrate into life in many communities across the country, and I am committed to removing those barriers. The Americans with Disabilities Act, however, has made our country more productive, more inclusive, and more fair. I am pleased to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the ADA today in recognition of the significant progress that we have made and as a symbol of our continued commitment to those with disabilities."