Tag: Congress

Boehner to Block Vote on Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Updated: 11/5/13, 12:21pm ET with Senate vote. By Chris Hoenig Making it illegal to discriminate against LGBT employees is bad for business, according to House Speaker John Boehner. Congress is considering the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (or ENDA, for short), which would make it a federal crime for employers to discriminate…

Is America Avoiding a More Diverse Congress

By Chris Hoenig Congress is more diverse than it’s ever been … but America is unsure whether it should be even more diverse. A new ABC News/Fusion poll finds that just 23 percent of Americans believe having more Congressmen and -women from underrepresented groups would be good for the country,…

Most Diverse Congress Sworn In

The newly sworn-in 113th Congress marks a historic milestoneit’s the most diverse in history. A record number of Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women now hold seats among the 535 Senate and House of Representatives members. And the diversity goes beyond race/ethnicity and gender. Congress is: 8 percent Black: a total…