U.S. Sen. Harkin: Statement on Employment Non-Dscrimination Act of 2009

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Statement of Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Welcome everyone. Today our Committee will hear testimony on an important piece of civil rights legislation – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, also known as ENDA.

The issue here could not be more simple. We are talking about a fundamental American value – equal treatment for all – a principle that citizens who work hard, pay their taxes and contribute to their communities deserve fair treatment and should not be discriminated against.