The proudest moment of my career was when, just before the Senate gave final approval for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990, I had the honor of standing on the chamber’s floor and publicly thanking the person who drove me to champion it — my older brother Frank. I did this using American Sign Language (ASL), for the simple reason that I wanted Frank, who was deaf, to understand me.
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