senate enda vote
McCain put out a statement Thursday before the vote, indicating that he planned to support the bill: The Democratic Party
As we debated -- and ultimately passed -- the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) this week, I discovered something fascinating: Americans were frankly surprised to learn that in the majority of states, it's still perfectly legal to fire someone because they're gay.
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, landmark civil rights legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the workplace.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opposes the measure, and senior aides say it's unlikely to even come up for a vote in
On Monday evening, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was about to clear a key hurdle in the Senate. But first, Republicans who opposed the bill were given a chance to voice their criticism on the Senate floor. After all, there had already been speeches from senators who backed the legislation.
"I think the House is going to have to capitulate, if they have any hope of having a president that can be a viable candidate
Nine senators missed the ENDA vote. A spokesman for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), the sole Democrat who didn't vote, said
But Boehner opposes ENDA, and senior House aides say the bill is unlikely to come up for a vote. On Twitter, he also hit
Senator Party State Vote Lamar Alexander R TN Nay John Barrasso R WY Nay John Boozman R AR Nay Daniel Coats R IN Nay Thad
On the outside, a coalition called Americans for Workplace Opportunity, led by the Human Rights Campaign, has deployed more