Senator Jacob K. Javits sponsors legislation to amend the Wagner-O’Day Act so that it requires the federal government to purchase goods from people who are severely disabled in addition to people who are blind. The amendment also extends the language to include services as well as products. Today, the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act is more commonly known as the AbilityOne ® Program. In the same year the Act is expanded, NIB relocates its headquarters from New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey.
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