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U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Josh Harder have introduced the Disability Employment Incentive Act to encourage businesses to hire and retain more workers with disabilities, including veterans

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Josh Harder have introduced the Disability Employment Incentive Act to encourage businesses to hire and retain more workers with disabilities, including veterans.

This bill was introduced in honor of the 29th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The legislation would incentivize the employment of people with disabilities by doubling three existing tax credits for businesses that employ disabled workers. Sen. Bob Casey has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

“The Disability Employment Incentive Act is designed to encourage employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities,” said Alexandra Bennewith, vice president, United Spinal Association. “With the unemployment rate for people with disabilities consistently double that of the non-disabled population, United Spinal Association thanks Rep. Harder and Rep. Fitzpatrick for introducing this bill, which establishes tax credits for small and large employers to hire and retain individuals with disabilities as members of their workforce.” ••