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    1989 - 1990

    Dodd speaking at the Coast Guard Academy

    1989: Dodd cosponsors a joint resolution which commemorates the bicentennial of the United States Coast Guard. The resolution is signed into law on August 11.

    1990: Senator Dodd authors Child Care and Development Block Grant Act calling for safe and stimulating child care facilities run by highly-qualified child care providers. His bill assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance across the country in obtaining child care so they can work or attend training or educational classes.

    A strong advocate for individuals with disabilities, Senator Dodd signs on as an original cosponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits discrimination to Americans with physical or mental disabilities that limit major life activities. The bill is signed into law on July 26.