Senate Committee Approves Reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee today passed the Workforce Investment Act, , which contains the Rehab Act, by a vote of 18-3. The bill is expected to pass the full Senate, but then have difficulty in the House of Representatives. There were no changes made to Section 508 in the bill or to the mission and operation of the Access Board, but it moves the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), home of much of the R&D on accessible and assistive night guard technologies for jaw glenching, to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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