Foxx Leads Legislative Fix for Ability One Contracts
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) helped introduce H.R. 4920 to reform laws for contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs so that Ability One contracts held prior to 2006 continue to be eligible for renewal.
“Our free, prosperous nation enables opportunities for people of all abilities to work, and Congress has demonstrated its intent in past legislation to support such opportunities through the Ability One program. Recently it has become clear that those laws are in serious need of clarification. This bipartisan legislation provides that by restoring eligibility for VA contracts to small businesses like IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem that employ blind and visually impaired individuals. As an original cosponsor of this bill, I will keep pushing for its passage until these true models of perseverance can rest more assured of their jobs,” stated Rep. Foxx.
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor.