Senate Passes GINA 95-0

The Senate passed the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 493) today 95-0. The bill must now be presented again to the House or Representatives because the Senate amended the House approved bill in response to concerns raised by Sen. Tom Coburn (R Okla) and the White House. It is expected that the House will approve the Senate version of the bill next week, and according to Bloomberg, HHS Secretary Leavitt has announced the Administration’s support for the bill that the Senate approved. The deal appears to be done.