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    Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    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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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    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.

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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    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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    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.
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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    On a similar note, there has been several members of Congress who were blind.
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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    Is this a trick question?

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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    It's possible that the disability was kept hidden. So we may never know.

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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    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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    But, why do you ask?

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    Re: Has a member of Congress ever been Deaf?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruREaDy2 View Post
    On a similar note, there has been several members of Congress who were blind.
    Most of them.
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