USA: ENDA To Finally Get Senate Vote on Monday

Written by scott on November 1st, 2013

US CongressAfter decades of effort, the Employment Non Discrimination Act will finally come up for a vote next week in the US Senate.

The Washington Blade reports:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) officially set up a Monday vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by filing cloture for the bill on the Senate floor Thursday evening. Reid made the announcement on the Senate floor with little fanfare before he moved on to other business and adjourned the Senate until Monday at 2 pm. Faiz Shakir, a Reid spokesperson, estimated the cloture vote on ENDA will take place around 5:45 on Monday and a final vote will take place sometime on Wednesday. By filing cloture on the bill, Reid starts for the time period for when cloture vote will take place to enable the bill to move to the floor. After filing for cloture, the vote will take place after an intervening day and one hour pass. For a successful vote on cloture, 60 votes are required in the Senate.

All 55 Democrats and their allies now support the bill. But because of continued GOP obstruction of everything, the bill will require 60 votes to break a filibuster.

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