The Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree today to resolve a complaint that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) discriminated against a job applicant on the basis of his disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Good morning, and thank you, [Senator] Luther [Strange], for the kind introduction. The people of Alabama are well represented in the Senate. Let me begin by thanking the National Association of Attorneys General for inviting me here to speak today. You can be sure that I did not expect to be in this position. Two decades ago I had the privilege of serving as the Attorney General of Alabama, and I was a member of this group. But I must confess to you that I wasn’t a consistent dues-paying member. So, I brought my checkbook with me today, just in case you still want me to pay up.
Good morning everyone, and thank you all for coming. I’m grateful to Richard [Toscano] and our Equal Employment Opportunity Staff for putting together today’s program. During Black History Month, we honor the experience and the achievements of African Americans throughout our history. But this month is not only a celebration for African Americans. It is a celebration of America, for black history is American history – a key thread in the fabric of our country.


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