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Senators Call for Ratification of Disability Rights Treaty

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Senators Call for Ratification of Disability Rights Treaty

May 29, 2012

On May 25, the U.S. International Council on Disabilities issued a press release applauding a recent unified statement of bipartisan support issued by seven senators regarding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In their statement, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Udall (D-NM) call for the ratification of the treaty, which will protect Americans with disabilities who work and travel abroad from discrimination and help ensure that all Americans enjoy the same rights outside of the United States as they enjoy at home.

The Obama administration submitted the treaty to the Senate for ratification last week.