Update from ACCSES:
Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittees on Workforce Protections and Civil Rights and Human Services held a joint hearing on “Phasing out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities.” This hearing was actually one of the best Congressional hearings we have watched on this topic — and we have seen many. We want to give a special shout-out to Dr. Matthew Putts, CEO of Employment Horizons in New Jersey for taking the time to serve as a witness and for bringing his expertise and eloquence to the table. It was a very interesting two hours. You can watch it here.
RCPA submitted a statement of our view of Community Rehabilitation Programs, and both Representative Keller and Congressman Thompson submitted RCPA’s statement into the record. Congressman Thompson also spoke positively regarding RCPA members Venango Development and Training Center, Cambria County Association of the Blind, ICW and Progressive Workshop. We are certainly grateful for their support.