Davis Statement on Passing of Tim Nugent
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released the following statement after Tim Nugent passed away this morning:
“Today, we lost a pioneer in architectural accessibility and a relentless advocate for people with disabilities,” said Davis. “Tim fought for the rights of disabled veterans and to make universities accessible to students with disabilities. He challenged the way many regarded disabled individuals and opened the doors of higher education to millions of Americans. His legacy will live on throughout the halls of the University of Illinois and on college campuses across this county and I hope one day we will honor his contributions with a Congressional Gold Medal.”
Davis and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced the Timothy Nugent Congressional Gold Medal Act earlier this year.