Senate Simple Resolution 661
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution recognizing the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and calling for further action to strengthen home and community living for individuals with disabilities.
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Jul 28, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 28, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 28, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
661
Congress
116
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Connecticut
Delaware
Delaware
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Minnesota
New Hampshire
California
New Jersey
Oregon
Alabama
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Virginia
Washington
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Passed
July 28, 2020
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S4533; text: CR S4548)
Summary

This resolution addresses issues related to individuals with disabilities.

Specifically, the resolution

  • recognizes the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and encourages all Americans to celebrate the advancement of inclusion and equality of opportunity made possible by its enactment;
  • pledges to continue to work on a bipartisan basis to identify and address the remaining barriers that undermine the national goals of equality of opportunity, independent living, economic self-sufficiency, and full participation for individuals with disabilities;
  • pledges to work with states to improve access to home- and community-based services for individuals with disabilities; and
  • calls on the Department of Health and Human Services to provide information, resources, and technical assistance regarding such services that enable individuals with disabilities to live independently.
Text (1)
July 28, 2020
Actions (3)
07/28/2020
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4533; text: CR S4548)
07/28/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S4533; text: CR S4548)
07/28/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 29, 2020 4:42:19 AM
Updated
Oct 29, 2020 4:24:23 AM