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2010-07-26 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, and Congressman Jim Langevin hosted a reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this afternoon in Statuary Hall of the Capitol. Following the reception, Congressman Langevin, the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress, presided over the House, marking the first time a Member in a wheelchair has ever presided...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.