The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate the use of the words "retarded" and "retardation" in federal health, education and labor law.

Rosa's Law, introduced by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), had strong bipartisan support.

It would replace the terms "mental retardation" with "intellectual disability" and "mentally retarded individual" to "individual with an intellectual disability."