White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday called on Congress to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

ENDA seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The bill cleared a critical hurdle in the Senate on Monday. But House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, reiterated his opposition on the same day.

(Related: Gay protections bill ENDA clears cloture hurdle in Senate.)

In a 90-second video released Wednesday by the White House, Carney says ENDA is good for business.

“The bill provides strong federal protections against discrimination, making it explicitly illegal to fire someone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender,” Carney says in the video. “It's hard to believe, but only 17 states currently prohibits discrimination against LGBT Americans.”

“A majority of Fortune 500 companies support employment non-discrimination policies and so do small businesses. Because they know employment non-discrimination policies are better for the bottom line, because it allows these companies to attract the best and the brightest to their businesses.”

“Congress has the opportunity and responsibility to act by passing ENDA, a fully inclusive ENDA,” Carney says. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

On Sunday, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for the bill in an op-ed published in The Huffington Post.