The United States Senate rejected the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities yesterday. The treaty, which was modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act, was defeated by “no” votes from 38 Republican Senators despite former Majority Leader Bob Dole’s appearance – in a wheelchair – in support of the treaty. No Democratic senators opposed the bill.
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