John McCain to accept award from United Spinal

Thursday, May 23, 2013

NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be on hand at United Spinal Association’s annual legislative conference in June to accept an award for his support of a global disabilities rights treaty, according to a press release. At the association’s 2nd annual Roll on Capitol Hill, scheduled for June 16-19 in Washington, D.C., McCain will be awarded the VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award for his efforts to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty addressing disability rights on a global level. VetsFirst is a program within the United Spinal Association. Other lawmakers receiving recognition at the event will include Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., and Sen. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., who will receive, respectively, the James J. Peters Disability Rights Champion Award, and the Junius A. Kellogg Award for Outstanding Congressional Leadership, the release noted.