Collegiate Anti-Affirmative Action Amendment Defeated in House

An amendment offered by Rep. Frank Riggs (R-CA) in the House yesterday was defeated by a vote of 249 to 171. The amendment would have prohibited federally-funded colleges and universities from considering race or gender in admissions policies.

This is the second time the House has defeated an anti-affirmative action bill in the past two months. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) believes that many Republicans have realized that their constituents support affirmative action and that reelection may depend on their support for these programs.

Feminist News Stories on Affirmative Action


Washington Post - May 6, 1998

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