| GEO World|
| Disabled lawmaker presides over US House|
| Updated at: 1127 PST, Tuesday, July 27, 2010|
WASHINGTON: Democratic Representative Jim Langevin made history Monday by becoming the first US lawmaker in a wheelchair to preside over the US House of Representatives.
Langevin, who was paralyzed in an accidental shooting when he was 16, held the temporary office as US lawmakers marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act that vastly expanded access to jobs and buildings for the disabled.
Langevin, 46, is the first quadriplegic to serve in the US House of Representatives.