Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee became the third and final House committee to unanimously pass the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which will provide protection from genetic discrimination for all Americans.
Now that committees in both the House and Senate have passed the measure, we hope that Congressional leaders will quickly schedule floor votes. Americans have waited long enough for this important, bipartisan legislation to become law. We urge Congress and the White House to enact it without any further delay."
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.