Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate’s vote on the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):
“I am grateful for today’s bipartisan Senate vote to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. A recent JEC report indicated that more than one in five LGBT employees have experienced workplace discrimination. That is completely unacceptable. Workers should be judged on the quality of the job they do, nothing more, nothing less. I urge Speaker Boehner to bring this bill to allow an up or down vote on this bill in the House floor before the end of the year.”
Note: Senator Casey was unable to be in Washington, DC today because his wife, Terese, had surgery this week to repair a heart valve. While the procedure itself is very common, the recovery may take several weeks. He is expected to be with her most of this week. We will advise any additional changes to his schedule as appropriate.