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Molinaro's Bill Supporting Employees & Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Passes House With Bipartisan Support

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) today announced the Think DIFFERENTLY About Disability Employment Act passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. He introduced this bill alongside U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH-1). This is Rep. Molinaro's 40th bipartisan measure to pass the House. He has 11 bipartisan measures signed into law. 

The bipartisan bill creates a partnership between the National Council on Disability and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses address accessibility issues for employees with disabilities, encourage the hiring of those in the disability community, and help entrepreneurs with disabilities succeed. This builds off Rep. Molinaro's nationally recognized ‘Think DIFFERENTLY’ initiative, which breaks down barriers and creates opportunities for the disability community.

Rep. Molinaro said, "Every person of every ability deserves opportunities to succeed and pursue their passions. I'm proud to have my Think DIFFERENTLY About Disability Employment Act pass the House with strong bipartisan support. My bill ensures those with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities have the support and resources they need to become an entrepreneur or work for a small business."

Since coming to Congress, Rep. Molinaro has built off his 'Think DIFFERENTLY initiative' by crafting a package of bipartisan legislation. The Think DIFFERENTLY About Disability Employment was a part of his Think DIFFERENTLY legislative package.