Maloney Commends Senate ENDA Vote
Washington, DC – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) praised today’s key procedural vote in the U.S. Senate that will allow debate and a final vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Passed by an initial vote of 61-30, ENDA would prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate, Speaker Boehner is once again siding with the most radical Tea Partiers instead of doing the right thing for our country. The bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a simple concept supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans - people should be evaluated based on their job performance, not who they love or who they are. It’s a disgrace that Speaker Boehner is putting his own partisan politics ahead of the American people,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
Rep. Maloney is an original co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. There are currently 194 bipartisan co-sponsors of ENDA in the House.