House Votes to Allow Religious Groups to Restrict Employment

February 4, 2004

Source: The Las Vegas Sun

On February 4, 2004 The Las Vegas Sun reported that "the House voted Wednesday to extend a program that lets religious groups restrict employment to members of their faith in hiring for community programs financed by federal grants. Democrats failed to win approval of several amendments that would have ended the practice. The Bush administration threatened a veto of the Community Service Block Grant Act if it removed 'the current hiring autonomy of religious organizations.'"