Can’t say I’m surprised. The “mark-up” is basically the committee version of a floor vote (first you vote on a bill in committee, then you vote on a bill on the floor of the House and Senate). It’s too soon to know why it’s been delayed (remember, the “plan” was to pass ENDA before the end of the year). Joe and I are checking with some friends, on the Hill and otherwise, but no notion yet as to whether there’s an actual problem. Of course, there is a general problem. The longer the Congress delays acting on ENDA, the more jam-packed the congressional schedule becomes, and the closer to next year’s mid-term congressional elections we get. And nothing scares a Democratic member of Congress than having to show some spine during an election year. Stay tuned.
ENDA committee mark-up in House postponed
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