Congress: A Crawl-In At the Capitol

A Crawl-In At the Capitol

There had never been such a sight at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol. Dozens of disabled people abandoned their wheelchairs and crawled up the steep stone steps on knees, elbows and backs. The climb was not really necessary. The Capitol is equipped with ramps and elevators for wheelchairs. But the point was to rally support for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which would require public buildings and transportation systems to accommodate the disabled.

One major obstacle to passage of the bill is the fear of small-business groups that it might be amended to allow disabled people to bring damage suits...

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