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Monday, November 04, 2013
ENDA Passes Key Senate Cloture Vote
By a 61-30 margin, the US Senate passed a procedural cloture vote on the trans inclusive Employment and Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) that shuts off the chances of a Republican filibuster and allows debate on the legislation to begin on the Senate floor.
It also increases the changes that ENDA will pass when it comes up for its final vote sometime on Wednesday.
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was one of the first people to speak on behalf of this legislation.
As soon as I get the list of who voted YEA and NAY, I'll add that to this post. I already know my Texas Senate idiots both voted NAY.