In an effort that has been ongoing for about two-decades, there is a new push for a Senate hearing and a committee vote on the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA). I know I’ve personally been pushing an inclusive ENDA since 1995.
Yes, we know that it is unlikely to get any consideration at all in the House…unless it is negative consideration. But Tom Harkin is chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and he is a longtime supporter of ENDA.
I hope he will use his chairmanship to organize an ENDA hearing this spring or summer.
–Tico Almeida, president of Freedom to Work
When there’s nothing else going on, it’s always good to try to get a hearing. It keeps the ball moving. It keeps reminding everybody that there are some issues that we all know we have to cover eventually.
–Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality