The fact that the Democrat leadership are about to make 60-plus vulnerable Members vote for transgendered protections shows just how out of touch Speaker Pelosi is with the reality facing these Members.
—An anonymous House Republican aide, planting a threat to any of the 190-ish Democrats backing ENDA
We feel confident that we have the majority. The Speaker is interested in looking at, after the health care vote and after the recess, is everybody in the same place?
—Allison Herwitt, legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign