Pros And Cons Of The Rehabilitation Act Of 1973

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Prior to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the Rehabilitation Act of 1972. After many long debates the bill was passed by Congress and sent to the President, who pocket vetoed the bill. Congress composed another bill almost identical to the first, which the President vetoed again. He believed that the bill was too vague and therefore was bad legislation. He also argued that it was a waste of money. The bill contained a statement that would allow a disabled person to choose where they want to live and be provided with the same choices as a non-disabled person. Many people protested the President’s veto and would stand outside the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare offices. That is what this photo is a picture of. Congress created
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