WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding President Obama signing the Steve Gleason Act into law.

“The signing into law of the Steve Gleason Act is a huge victory for every American who refuses to be defined by their disabilities. Steve Gleason served as a true inspiration and led the effort to champion this issue, ultimately helping us push this legislation through Congress and now into law. Today, thanks to Steve Gleason, thousands of people with disabilities who were once forced to suffer in silence will now have a voice so they can live life to the fullest.”