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Should the blind have to compete with veterans? This misguided court ruling could put hundreds of Americans who are blind out of work — Congress must act

Should the blind have to compete with veterans? This misguided court ruling could put hundreds of Americans who are blind out of work — Congress must act | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

By creating competition between two worthy groups, everyone loses.


 


Today, more than 6,000 Americans who are blind have jobs thanks to Congress’ innovative work in 1938 to pass legislation establishing the program we now call AbilityOne. 


Unfortunately, a recent federal ruling has dealt a severe blow to employment opportunities for Americans who are blind. The ruling effectively pits federal contracting opportunities for people who are blind directly against contracting opportunities for veterans. This is not at all in keeping with the spirit of the law. By creating competition between two worthy groups, everyone loses.

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