Dear Mrs. Shriver:
I am writing to wish you a very happy 88th birthday. May your day be full of health, happiness, family, and friends.
Just as importantly, I want to thank you for a lifetime of dedicated service. Your work on children's health and disability issues and, of course, the Special Olympics, has left a legacy of better health, greater quality of life, and dignity for millions of Americans. I know that it will continue to benefit future generations of children.
Again, happy birthday, and thank you for all you have done for our country and its people. With warmest personal regards, I am
Steny H. Hoyer
Congressman Steny Hoyer represents Maryland's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Hoyer shepherded the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to overwhelming approval in the House in 1990. This landmark civil rights legislation, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, has helped millions of disabled Americans enter the workforce, achieve independence and go as far as their talents take them. In 2008, Congressman Hoyer also led the effort to pass the ADA Amendments Act, which allows millions of Americans with disabilities to benefit from the ADA's original intent of inclusion Official Steny Hoyer Website He was one of the co-sponsors of the Special Olympics Sports and Empowerment Act. Official Steny Hoyer Website