ENDA Passes HELP Committee with Republican Support

Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah voted to Send ENDA to the Senate Floor. Image via Facebook

Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah voted to Send ENDA to the Senate Floor. Image via Facebook

There has been some major traction in the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as a bipartisan committee, the Senate HELP Committee, easily passed the piece of legislation in a 15-7 vote. Three Republicans voted to move the bill forward (Republican Sens. Mark Kirk [Ill.], Lisa Murkowski [Alaska], and most importantly, Orrin Hatch [Utah]), which is a good sign for ENDA’s future. In order to avoid a filibuster on the Senate floor, it will need more Republicans to vote with Democrats. The bill’s growing momentum holds promise that the two-decades’ old bill will make it through the Senate and even the Republican-controlled House. [MaddowBlog]

 

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