February 16, 2018
Conaway Chronicle: Upcoming Town Halls, Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits Passes House, A Second Chance
Thank you for reading The Conaway Chronicle, a review of my activities in Congress and the 11th District.
Upcoming Town Halls
Next week, I will be holding two town hall meetings in the 11th District. These town halls give me the opportunity to connect with constituents, and hear about the issues that are most important to you. Please join me if you are able to!
WHAT: Eastland Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
WHERE: East Room of the Connellee Hotel and Civic Center, 209 W. Main Street
WHAT: Clyde Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
WHERE: Clyde Chamber of Commerce, 106 Cedar Street
Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits Passes House
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides critical access to everyday life for millions of Americans who are living with a disability. Unfortunately, cash-hungry attorneys are taking advantage of the ADA by filing frivolous lawsuits against small businesses- many of which aren’t even aware of the very minor, technical offense they are being sued for. These predatory lawyers often don’t even live in the state, and rely on Google Earth to find local, small businesses to slap with a lawsuit and make a quick buck. Currently, our local businesses aren’t even given a chance to fix the violation before the lawsuit is filed, costing thousands of dollars in lawyers’ fees before the ADA violation can even be addressed.
Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. This legislation passed today gives small businesses a chance to focus their limited resources on increasing accessibility for disabled Americans, rather than fattening the wallets of out-of-state attorneys. The ADA Education and Reform Act protects all accessibility requirements of the ADA, and encourages businesses to act quickly to address any potential violations- a win for all those involved.
A Second Chance
Words cannot describe how grateful I am for my sweetheart Suzanne. She is the greatest support and companion I could have asked for, as we both prayed for a second chance at love. This week, we sat down and reflected on our journey together. You can watch the video here.
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Rep. Mike Conaway, 11th District