GINA passes in the House

Today, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (H.R.493) passed the House of Representatives. Representative Slaughter (D-NY) and Representative Biggert (R-IL), GINA’s lead sponsors, spoke to the need for protections against genetic discrimination and thanked the House chairs of the committees of jurisdiction for their work to move the bill. Members of the House from both sides of the aisle stood in support of GINA and called for a favorable vote on the legislation. The bill was passed with a 420-3 vote under the suspension of the rules.

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Marie Godfrey, PhD

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