Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Senators Joe Manchin and Mark Pryor give their support to ENDA
It would appear the last two Democratic senators who had not made a commitment to ENDA have finally come on board with their support.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the last Democratic holdout, says he'll vote 'yes' on ENDA, according to a tweet from NYT reporter Jeremy Peters.
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) said he'd vote for it last night.
After Manchin's 'yes' vote leaves supporters just one vote shy of having the 60 votes needed to avoid a Republican-led filibuster.
Republican Sen. Rob Portman (who has a gay son) has indicated he's leaning 'yes' but has not formally announced support.
Oh, and yeah, the bill has no chance in the GOP-led House. But still, it's taken 20 years to get even a vote on the legislation in the Senate. So it's a big deal.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 8:29 AM