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S. 815 (113th): Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

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A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013
Length: 22 pages
Apr 25, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 7, 2013 but was never passed by the House.


56 Cosponsors (52 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 2 Independents)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (Nov 4, 2013)

What legislators are saying

Cardin Statement On Senate Passage Of ENDA
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 7, 2013

Casey Calls on Speak Boehner to Bring Bipartisan ENDA Bill Up for Vote on House Floor
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 12, 2013

Inhofe Statement on Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Nov 7, 2013

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Apr 25, 2013

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Jul 10, 2013
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 7, 2013
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

S. 815 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 815. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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