Senate Introduces ADA Amendments Act

Law360, New York (August 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate introduced a measure late Thursday night that would expand what conditions are considered disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The bill, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, passed the House of Representatives by a 420-17 vote in June.

Congress entered its five-week recess Friday afternoon, but the bill is expected to be voted on when the Senate reconvenes in September. With more than 50 Democratic and Republican sponsors already, the ADA Amendments Act is expected to pass easily, observers said.

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