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Reid to bring ENDA to Senate floor for a vote before Thanksgiving recess

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed Monday that the Nevada Democrat will announce that he is bringing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the full Senate for consideration before its scheduled Thanksgiving recess.

ENDA, passed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee with bipartisan support earlier this year, would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment,

A spokesperson for Reid told LGBTQ Nation that the exact scheduling of a floor vote has yet to be determined.

“It is long past time that Congress come together to protect LGBT people from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, said Tico Almeida, founder and president of Freedom to Work, a national LGBT organization dedicated to passing ENDA

“After months of meeting with Republican Senators and their senior staff, we’re confident we have the 60 votes to defeat any attempted filibuster. We’re keeping the pressure up as the vote approaches,” said Almeida, in a statement to LGBTQ Nation.

“Now is the time for the Senate to act,” he said.

Developing story. Check back for updates.

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2013

This is big. If this passes under Obama it will be just another notch in his belt! Let's all keep our fingers crossed!

by Anonymousreply 110/28/2013


by Anonymousreply 210/28/2013

The Republicans in control of the US House will never let this pass and become law.

by Anonymousreply 310/28/2013

They might become sensible, they are single digit approval, they might use it for popularity,

Oh wait, they hate common folk...

by Anonymousreply 410/28/2013

50 bucks says unh unh.

by Anonymousreply 510/29/2013

right it will pass the senate (probably) but never the house, so ....?

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2013
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