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The Voice of IH
04-09-2011, 01:10 PM
And I don't want any shots at them about not listening to the American people, just a straight up answer. Has an American Congressman (woman) ever not been able to hear? If so who was it and when did s/he serve?

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reds1869
04-09-2011, 05:22 PM
There has never been a deaf member of congress. There have been several deaf British and Canadian MPs but never a member of the US Congress.

Slyder
04-09-2011, 07:37 PM
And I don't want any shots at them about not listening to the American people, just a straight up answer. Has an American Congressman (woman) ever not been able to hear? If so who was it and when did s/he serve?

Thanks

I'm sure some of the longer standing (read:Older) members might have become deaf (or at least hard of hearing) just due to age while in office, but I do not believe there has been a deaf member of Congress.

ruREaDy2
04-09-2011, 08:17 PM
On a similar note, there has been several members of Congress who were blind.

Kingspoint
04-10-2011, 02:36 PM
Is this a trick question?

RBA
04-10-2011, 03:00 PM
It's possible that the disability was kept hidden. So we may never know.

Bob Borkowski
04-15-2011, 11:37 PM
And I don't want any shots at them about not listening to the American people, just a straight up answer. Has an American Congressman (woman) ever not been able to hear? If so who was it and when did s/he serve?

Thanks

But, why do you ask? :confused:

OldRightHander
04-16-2011, 09:48 AM
On a similar note, there has been several members of Congress who were blind.

Most of them.