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House Dems vote against anti-Semitism amendment

 

October 9, 2020



(JNS) — More than 160 U.S. House Democrats voted on Sept. 16 against an amendment to combat anti-Semitism.

The Republican-offered measure was added to a Democrat-backed bill, the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act, which would allow for the filing of private civil suits for breaches of federal rules that “prohibit discrimination on the ground of race, color or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.”

The amendment, which was sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and would require that anti-Semitism be considered as a form of discriminat...



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