National Federation of the Blind Applauds Senator McConnell’s Appointment of Neil Romano to National Council on Disability

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The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the appointment of Neil Romano to the National Council on Disability. The appointment was made by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky with the endorsement of the National Federation of the Blind and other stakeholders.

We thank Senator McConnell for listening to the National Federation of the Blind and other disability advocates in making his selection for this position.

The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the appointment of Neil Romano to the National Council on Disability. Mr. Romano served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy under President George W. Bush and has also served as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. The appointment was made by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky with the endorsement of the National Federation of the Blind and other stakeholders.

Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Mr. Romano is an outstanding public servant with a rich history of supporting equality and high expectations for individuals with disabilities in the workplace and beyond. The National Federation of the Blind was pleased to recommend him to Senator McConnell and we are delighted that he has been appointed to this important agency. We thank Senator McConnell for listening to the National Federation of the Blind and other disability advocates in making his selection for this position, not only because we support Mr. Romano but because we appreciate sincere dialogue and collaboration between elected leaders and Americans with disabilities.”

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