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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Meadows' discrimination bill fails to make hay

English: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
English: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Friday, out-the-door-for-the-weekend announcement spiking legislation NC Congressman Mark Meadows is cosponsoring:

Apr 17, 2015 
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she was pleased to receive confirmation from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) that the disapproval resolution to overturn a District of Columbia bill protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students from discrimination by educational institutions, the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA), will be not be marked up at any point this Congress by the Committee.  OGR had originally scheduled a markup for Thursday, April 16, of a disapproval resolution to overturn the D.C. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA), but announced on Wednesday that the markup had been postponed until Tuesday, April 21.  OGR announced the rescheduling the day after the HRAA disapproval resolution was introduced, indicating it was considering marking up that resolution as well.  Despite this positive development, Norton said that she and the coalition of local and national organizations remain committed to fighting any other congressional attempts to overturn the HRAA.  Nevertheless, Norton said she appreciated that the LGBT disapproval resolution will not be considered for markup by OGR.
No word on the why the committee did such a fast-U-turn on the Hartzler-Meadows-Flores bill, which was only introduced this past Tuesday and was being fast-tracked for action.

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