UPDATE: Rep. Frank says ENDA's going as soon as Congress gets back from recess.
Word out of DC this morning is that now that health care reform is on its way, we may or may not be having a vote on ENDA any time soon.
Easter break starts the end of this week. They could schedule a markup this week for when they get back, but Chairman George Miller is busy with education legislation.
So they'll schedule when they get back, which they usually do on a Wednesday. If they get around to it that first week back, which is by no means guaranteed because there's lots of other things doing, they might possibly schedule it for April 21st or 28th. Then, after the markup, it would need to be noticed before any floor vote, so it might be scheduled for a vote sometime in May.
But that's just a big maybe. Then again, it might be a different scenario.
Maybe they'll tackle it in June. But they're sure not telling us any timing details. What's the big rush, gay people?
Now, I'm all in favor of being reasonable. I understand that DC is still reeling from the health care reform efforts, and I didn't think that they were going to rush into a markup on ENDA today.
But seriously, what is the deal here? We were promised a vote in March. I'd be okay with April. But some communication would be nice?
When I handle a major event at my workplace, people are all ready to cut me some slack. I cut them some slack, too. But I don't get to take the month off, nor do they.
Okay, it's a scheduled vacation for Easter - I get that. No problem. Enjoy.
But waiting for ENDA until May? June?
I know when I'm being played, and the little bullshine meter in my head is going off.
Someone needs to hold someone's feet to the fire.