What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : Separation of Church & State : H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Vote on Rules of Debate on 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. (2003 house Roll Call 171)
 Who: All Members
[POW!]
 

To find out how your Members of Congress voted on this bill, use the form on the right.

H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Vote on Rules of Debate on 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 171     May 08, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

Before legislation is able to be considered on the House floor, agreement must be reached on a rule (which is drafted by the House Rules Committee, an arm of the majority party leadership) that governs the handling of a particular bill on the floor. This vote involved a rule governing debate on a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act which provides federal assistance for job training programs. Progressives voted against the rule because the bill contained language that would allow faith-based providers of job training activities to consider an individual's religious beliefs in their hiring decisions. Progressives viewed this language as a form of discrimination against individuals who do not have the same religious beliefs as the faith-based organization where they might be employed. The rule was adopted by a 221-196 margin.

Issue Areas:

Find your Member of
Congress' votes

Select by Name