On Jan. 31, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee favorably reported (19-2) the "Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act," (S. 358). S. 358, sponsored by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and 22 cosponsors, would prohibit insurers from making coverage decisions based on the genetic information of patients or workers. The Senate has passed similar bills in both 2005 and 2003. An identical House bill (H.R. 493) by Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Judy Biggert (R-IL) was discussed during a House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions hearing on Jan. 30. Since its introduction in the House of Representatives on Jan. 16, H.R. 493 has acquired 185 cosponsors.