Alexander Statement on U.N. Disabilities Treaty

Posted on December 20, 2013

 MARYVILLE, Dec. 20 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:

“The United States already is the gold standard for laws that protect the rights of those with disabilities. Because of concerns that the treaty might interfere with those domestic laws, I cannot support U.S. ratification of the treaty.”

 

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