What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : 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 : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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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
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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.

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