What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : Separation of Church & State : H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Passage of a Bill to Provide Federal Assistance for Job Training Programs and Allow Providers of Job Training to Discriminate By Using an Individual's Religion as a Factor in Hiring Decisions.
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H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Passage of a Bill to Provide Federal Assistance for Job Training Programs and Allow Providers of Job Training to Discriminate By Using an Individual's Religion as a Factor in Hiring Decisions.
house Roll Call 175     May 08, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
Winning Side:
Conservative

The subject of this vote was passage of a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act, an Act providing federal assistance for job training and education programs. The bill would also authorize $1.25 billion in 2004 for youth job training programs and provided additional resources for out-of-school youth. Language in the bill, which progressives opposed, would allow faith-based providers of job training activities to use religion as a factor in hiring decisions (see Roll Call Vote #170). Progressives viewed this language as a form of discrimination against individuals whose religious beliefs might differ from those of the faith-based organization where they might be employed and voted against the bill on those grounds. The legislation was adopted by a margin of 220-204.

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