[bscb-announce] Vote on Markey Bill
bhachey at comcast.net
Tue Jun 29 23:27:56 GMT 2010
Back in early June this committee held a hearing on H.R. 3101. Unfortunatley, parts of the hearing openly displayed the uglier side of partisan politics.
The bill is expected to pass in committee, but based on the hearing, I'm concerned that it could get watered down in the process. See below for more details. I'll send the results of the vote to these lists when I get it along wiht any details of possible amendments to the bill.
The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet will meet in open markup session on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2123
Rayburn House Office Building, to consider H.R. 3101, the "Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009."
TV monitors will display captions. The markup will also be streamed live online with captions. More info will be posted at
ASL interpreter services have been requested, but with little advance notice of the markup, may not be available.
The webpage (above) has a link to a "briefing memo" which describes the current version of H.R. 3101. At the end of that briefing memo is the following
An amendment in the nature of a substitute will be offered at Subcommittee markup to make changes to the bill based on ongoing discussions among staff and
stakeholders about this legislation.
The COAT steering committee has been advocating to keep H.R. 3101 as strong as possible. We expect to continue to work with members of the House and committee
staff as this process moves forward. This legislation is still a "work in progress." We are very excited that this legislation is gaining momentum.
We want to get this bill passed this year, the 20th anniversary of the ADA.
If you are in the DC area, please show your support for H.R. 3101 by attending the markup session tomorrow.
Rosaline Hayes Crawford, Esq.
Director, Law and Advocacy Center
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-7730 (Voice/TTY)
Videophone by Appointment
(301) 587-1791 (Fax)
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