07 Apr '11, 5pm

Rep. Barney Frank Introduces Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Rep. Barney Frank Introduces Employment Nondiscrimination Act

U.S. Representative Barney Frank formally introduced the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) into Congress on Wednesday with 111 co-sponsors. This is a significantly reduced number when compared to the number of co-sponsors the bill enjoyed on its introduction in the previous congress. That said, Frank's staff were quick to point out that, given the sheer size of the Republican majority in the House, 111 co-sponsors is a solid number that they can now build on. From The Washington Blade : The 111 number, which includes three Republican co-sponsors, is nearly half the level of support that ENDA enjoyed at the close of the 111th Congress -- when the legislation had 203 co-sponsors, the most ever for any pro-LGBT legislation -- but Harry Gural, a Frank spokesperson, said the current number of supporters is "a terrific number considering huge loss of Democratic seats last ...

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