Two groups that have been at odds — people with disabilities and American businesses — have put aside their differences to design a bill that now seems on an improbable fast track through Congress.
Advocates for people with disabilities say that recent court rulings have made the employment protections of the disability civil rights law almost meaningless, especially to people with diabetes, epilepsy, cancer, and mental illness ... the result is that two House committees are taking up the ADA Restoration Act. The bill's backers hope to give President Bush something he can sign by the end of July.
This is an excerpt from a June 18 story on NPR by Joseph Shapiro. Read more or listen to the radio clip here.