ENDA will reportedly get Senate committee vote

The legislation currently has 53 co-sponsors in the Senate, including two Republicans

By Jillian Rayfield
Published July 2, 2013 4:58PM (EDT)

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act will reportedly get a vote in the Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on July 10, the Washington Blade reports.

ENDA would implement protections against workplace discrimination of LGBT employees. It has so far picked up 53 co-sponsors in the Senate, including two Republicans, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Susan Collins of Maine.

From the Blade:

Scheduling the vote is first step for Senate HELP Committee Chair Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) in fulfilling the promise he announced this year to move ENDA out of the committee this year.

All 12 Senate Democrats on the panel are co-sponsors of the legislation — in addition to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) — so ENDA should have no trouble obtaining approval from the committee.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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